Praised by the Montreal Gazette for his “clear, silvery tone minted for French repertoire,” baritone Matthew Cassils sings with great sensitivity and range on the opera and concert stages. A versatile performer, Mr. Cassils was baritone soloist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Elora Festival, and he was also heard in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins at the Young Centre with Patricia O’Callaghan at the Young Theatre Cabaret Festival.
The Montreal native has appeared with the Regina Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with Ensemble Prima in Poulenc’s pro-fane Le Bal Masqué and with The Theatre of Early Music in the cantatas of Bruhns, Kuhnau and Purcell. In recent years he also performed the Beethoven Ninth Symphony with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, directed by Peter Oundjian. Mr. Cassils is also quickly building a national reputation in such operatic roles as The Count in Il Nozze di Figaro (Saskatoon, 2011), Guglielmo (Toronto, Mario Bernardi) and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Italy), as well as several recordings.