A native of California, tenor Matthew Lord is recognized as a versatile performing artist with a voice capable of encompassing repertoire from the 18th Century to works by composers of today. His stage work is consistently praised for its naturalness, intensity, and commitment.
Mr. Lord also has performed with almost every major opera house in the U.S., including San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Houston Opera, Washington Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, Tulsa Opera, The Spoleto Arts Festival among others. He made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2004 in Boris Godunov. Prolific in all kinds of music, Mr. Lord also performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi in the Hamburg Germany production.
Lord’s concert appearances include engagements with the Detroit Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and Santa Fe Symphony to name a few. He is also a proud graduate of the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center. Mr. Lord is the creator and writer of The 3 Redneck Tenors.
In 2021 Mr. Lord was chosen over thousands of contestants to compete in Fox Television's new singing competition show "Alter Ego" (airing on Wednesday nights after "The Masked Singer") where contestants compete anonymously as an avatar alter ego, singing for judges Nick Lachey, Alanis Morissette, Will.I.Am, and Grimes. His Alter Ego is "Wolfgang Champagne", a very stylish, very tiny werewolf who was bitten by a chihuahua 500 years ago. He came in 6th as a semi-finalist and was a judge and audience favorite. As a result of the show he has been interviewed and covered by Rolling Stone magazine, The Atlantic, and many other publications.
Dallas, TX native Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world, and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre. He received his vocal training at The University of North Texas and has been presented in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House.
Mr. Davidson has sung with the Anchorage Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony (on whose Christmas CD he is the featured soloist), the Fort Worth Symphony, and The Florida Orchestra. Performances outside the US include New Zealand's Auckland Philharmonia and the Filharmonico de Jalisco (Guadalajara, Mexico). Early in his career he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd Stage, and as the ringmaster for the Shrine circus.
Davidson's awards and nominations include the American Repertoire Award at the Bellini Competition in Sicily, and a Best Actor in a Musical nomination for the prestigious Leon Rabin Award for his portrayal of Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate. He is in demand as soloist and recording artist with many symphonies, most recently the Dallas Symphony "Christmas at the Superpops" concert, and a Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Corpus Christi Symphony. In December 2019 he was the featured soloist with the San Angelo Symphony in their A Very Merry Christmas Concert, and recently finished a delightful return to the Corpus Christi Symphony as the featured soloist in their Christmas in July Concert.
Hailed by Opera News as "dynamic" and The New York Times as "impressive," tenor Steven Sanders has performed with many prestigious opera companies including New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Boston, Chautauqua Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Des Moines Opera, Dayton Opera, and the Opera Institute at Boston University. The recording of John Musto's Volpone, featuring Steven as Bonario, was nominated for a Grammy Award as "Best Opera Recording of 2009."
An accomplished concert artist, he has also been heard as a soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Beethoven's Mass in C Major with Boston's Masterworks Chorale, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C minor at Carnegie Hall, and Haydn's Mass and Mozart's Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
Mr. Sanders now resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is an Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at the Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University.