About this Artist
John Matthew Myers has garnered acclaim for his “lovely, warm tenor of considerable promise” (Opera News), “insightful and beautifully nuanced performances” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), and “remarkable emotional depth and range” (Opera magazine) in recent performances such as with the New York Philharmonic, at the Verbier Festival, Santa Fe Opera, and LA Opera. Myers made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in 2017 as Mao in John Adams’ Nixon in China, conducted by the composer. In 2023, he reprised the role with the Opéra National de Paris under Gustavo Dudamel, “handling Mao’s tessitura with seeming ease and limning a convincing portrayal both imposing and humorous” (Classical Voice North America).
Highlights of Myers’ 2023/24 season include performances with the New York Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall under Fabio Biondi, debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Manfred Honeck and the Rhode Island Philharmonic under Patrick Dupre Quigley in Handel’s Messiah, performing the role of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at Teatro La Fenice, and the part of tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Santa Barbara and Oregon symphonies.
Originally from Southern California, Myers received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. He was a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera, an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy, and a fellow with Music Academy of the West. He won Third Prize and the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert lieder at the 2022 Wigmore Hall Bollinger International Song Competition. His debut solo album Desiderium with pianist Myra Huang was released on Avie Records in 2022.