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.