SUCCESS STORY Matthew Buswell

Matthew Buswell performs at Longborough Festival Opera 2018

24 August 2018

ACEF sponsored artist Matthew Buswell performs successfully in Claudio Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea at Longborough Festival Opera 2018. L'incoronazione di Poppea is an Italian opera by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1643 carnival season.

The opera received very positive reviews. Stratford-upon-Avon Herald quotes: In fact, every member of the 16-strong cast gave great performances, particularly the British mezzo-soprano Anna Harvey as Nero and the bass-baritone Matthew Buswell as the philosopher Seneca.


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13 July 2016

Matthew is a highly acclaimed young English Bass Baritone who trained at the Royal College of Music and  received a Master in Performance Degree, with distinction, as well as a first class Bachelor of Music Degree, with honours. He has had several notable operatic  performances including the role of Calmon in The Little Green Swallow ; Death in Savitri with the  British Youth Opera, Peacock Theatre

Soloist in German Requiem (Brahms)  Brandenburg Choral Festival, St.Martin-in-the-Fields ; Mars/John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach);  Opera Danube, St.John's Smith Square;  Wilfred Shadbolt in Yeomen of the Guard (Sullivan) Portsmouth University, The Portsmouth Guildhall ;  Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring (Britten)  Royal College of Music International Opera School, Britten Theatre and  Licaone in Giove in Argo (Handel) Royal College of Music International Opera School and The London Handel Festival, Britten Theatre

Matt has had some amazing critical press write ups as follows:

Matt Buswell brought star-spangled charisma to the table, along with sensual baritone mass…Christopher Webber / Opera Magazine / November 2015

Matt Buswell as golden-faced Death had physical and vocal presence in abundance and he opened the work with some impressive, lyrical unaccompanied singing…” Peter Reed / classicalsource.com / 2015

“…Matt Buswell is implacable as Death…” theguardian.com / 2015