Matthew Dalen is a graduate of Vancouver Opera’s Yalunda M. Faris young artist program and has been selected as a Jeune ambassadadeur lyrique. Matthew has performed numerous roles with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and University of Toronto Opera. His performance in the title role in the North American premiere of Schubert’s Fierabras (Toronto Operetta Theatre) garnered critical acclaim. In 2019-2020, Matthew performed the part of Borsa in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Edmonton Opera) and studied the roles of Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (all with l’Opéra de Montréal). He also made his Opéra de Montréal debut as First Armed Guard in Die Zauberflöte. Matthew is a proud member of l’Atelier Lyrique at l’Opéra de Montréal, and is excited to be making his debut with Opera on the Avalon in Ours.