Jeffrey Mattsey is renowned worldwide for the signature baritone roles that have defined his prominent career. He made his European début as Marcello in La bohème in Modena, Italy, and then appeared again in La bohème in Genoa, Beijing, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
After making his Metropolitan Opera début in their production of Les contes d’Hoffmann, he returned as Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Mercutio and Paris in Roméo et Juliette, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Schaunard in La bohème, Hermann/Schlemiel in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Joe Castro in La fanciulla del west, Marullo in Rigoletto, and in productions of Doctor Atomic, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Andrea Chenier, Carmen, La traviata, Billy Budd, L’elisir d’amore, Francesca da Rimini, Die Fledermaus, Così fan tutte, among many others. Jeffrey also toured with The Met to Japan for their productions of Don Carlo and La bohème. After enjoying his 100th performance with the company last season as Señor Cascada in The Merry Widow, Mr. Mattsey will return to The Met this season as Montano in Bartlett Sher’s new production of Otello, Marullo in Rigoletto, and for their productions of Die Fledermaus, and L’elisir d’amore.
Mr. Mattsey also performed several contemporary musical roles including Starbuck in 110 in the Shade, Red Shadow in Desert Song, and Robert Mission in New Moon all with New York City Opera, and Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music with Central City Opera. He is currently touring North America headlining the comedy musical revue “Baritones Unbound.”
Outside of The Met, he most recently performed the title role in Don Giovanni in the inaugural season of Opera Las Vegas and returned to Bard SummerScape Opera as Laski in Emmanuel Chabrier’s comic opera Le roi malgré lui. Additional noted engagements the past few seasons include Marcello in La bohème, Ping in Turandot, and Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale at San Diego Opera; Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Riccardo in a concert performance of I puritani, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Vancouver Opera; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Indianapolis Opera; the title role in Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Central City Opera; Ping in Turandot with New Orleans Opera; Il Conte d’Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at the Madison Opera; Germont in La traviata at Opera Tampa; Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Lyra Ottawa; and A Hack Actor in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang (The Distant Sound) with Bard SummerScape Opera at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Mattsey can be heard on the recording of Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 with the Boston Baroque Symphony conducted by Martin Pearlman, which was nominated for Best Choral Performance at the 41st Grammy Awards. He can also be heard on A Salute to American Music, the Richard Tucker Foundation Opera Gala XVI by RCA, and on Songs from My Heart. Mr. Mattsey also appears on the RAI Italian television filmed production of La bohème with Luciano Pavarotti, released on Kultur Video.