The American tenor Matthew Swensen joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in the 2018/19 season, making his debut as Mozart's Tamino which was followed by Almeric / Shepherd in a new Iolanta / Oedipus Rex double bill, Camille de Rosillon in Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow and Flavio in Norma. This season he can be heard as Graf Lerma in Don Carlo, Alberto in a new production of Rossini's La gazzetta, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Mastro Trabuco (La forza del destino) and one of Dante's inner voices in the world premiere of Lucia Ronchetti's Inferno (commissioned by Oper and Schauspiel Frankfurt). He made his debut at Theater Basel as Aufidio in Mozart's Lucio Silla. His busy concert career has included Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Residenz Kammerorchester in Munich and the Augsburg Dom Singknaben and Mozart's Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots with the Munich Radio Orchestra under Alessandro De Marchi. He graduated from the Julliard School in New York and sang in Mozart's Requiem in Lincoln Center and Bach's Magnificat in the Carnegie Hall. He sang Bill in a studio production of Jonathan Dove's Flight. Other engagements in America have taken him to Wolftrap Opera, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the National Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.