Praised for his “top notes exploding like fireworks, sparkling and incandescent”, Matthew Dalen is a tenor in demand. His performance in the title role in Schubert's Fierrabras (Toronto Operetta Theatre) garnered critical acclaim. Throughout his blossoming career, Dalen has been engaged with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Gerdine Young Artist), Niagra Symphony Orchestra, and Grand Philharmonic Choir (Kitchener, ON), as well as several other companies throughout North America and Europe. Recent engagements include Borsa in Verdi's Rigoletto (Edmonton Opera) as well as the covers of Lensky in Eugene Onegin, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with l'Opéra de Montréal. In the coming seasons, Matthew has been engaged by prominent Canadian orchestras including Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dalen is a graduate of Vancouver Opera's Yulanda M. Faris young artist program and has been selected as a Jeune Ambassadeur Lyrique.
Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Matthew Dalen is generously sponsored by the Andrea Alacchi Family.