Matthew Davine

In opera Matthew has performed the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Melb Opera), Ferrando Cover/Ensemble in Cosi Fan Tutte (Victorian Opera), Luiz Cover/Ensemble in The Gondoliers (Opera Australia), Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress (OzOpera), Goro in Madame Butterfly (Melb Opera), Monostatos in The Magic Flute (Melb Opera), Pedrillo in Il Seraglio (EMO), Don Basilio/Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro (EMO), Dr Blind in Die Fledermaus (Melb Opera), Ramendado in Carmen (Melb Opera), Camille in The Merry Widow, Ralph in HMS Pinafore and many others in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. Matthew has also appeared in the Opera Australia Melbourne Chorus in La Boheme, Tristan & Isolde, Wozzeck, The Flying Dutchman, The Love for 3 Oranges, The Gondoliers, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore. In 2005 Matthew was a finalist in the MTO German-Australian Opera Grant at BMW Edge, Federation Square.


In oratorio Matthew has performed with The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, the Australian Classical Players, the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Canberra Bach Ensemble and many other choirs and orchestras, in works such as The Messiah by Handel, The Creation by Haydn, Mozart Requiem, Tippet A Child of our Time, Beethoven Symphony No.9, Elijah by Mendelssohn, and as tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, amongst many others. In 2006 Matthew performed to critical acclaim as the Evangelist in the St John Passion for Victorian Opera.


Matthew has studied and performed operetta, regularly performing Vienna Pops concerts at Melbourne’s German Club Tivoli, Austrian Club and for the Australian Robert Stolz Society. Later in 2007, Matthew will play the role of Camille in a national touring production of The Merry Widow alongside renowned Melbourne soprano, Jane O’Toole.


Matthew has extensively studied and performed English Art Song and German Lieder around Australia, in particular the works of Quilter, Britten and Schubert, having won the Lieder Prize at Royal South Street Eisteddfod in 2003.