Matthew Bruce Tenor
Born in North Vancouver, BC, Matthew's love for music was inspired from an early age. His appreciation for the performing arts was formed through his parents' influence, both of whom are professional musicians.
Throughout his formative childhood years, Matthew sang in church and school choirs; training for two seasons with Amadeus Children's Choir, and four seasons with Vancouver Opera's Children Chorus. He appeared as one of the 3 Spirits in Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
and as guest Soprano in Vivaldi's "Gloria".
Mr. Bruce's passion for performing inspired him to relocate to Victoria BC in 2008 to study the theatrical arts: music, theater, and dance at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Upon graduation two years later, he continued to advance his vocal training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, studying with internationally-renowned soprano and oratorio specialist, Nancy Argenta.
Mr. Bruce is a graduate of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Development Program (2013-15), and has performed in it's main stage productions of 'Candide' (as Candide, Opera in the Village Festival, August 2014), 'Silent Night' (as Jonathan Dale, Nov 2014),and 'Carmen' (as Le Dancaïre , April 2015).
2016-17 engagements included 'Turandot' (Emperor Altoum & Calaf role study, Edmonton Opera, Oct 2016), Turandot (Emperor Altoum, Calgary Opera, April 2016), 'West Side Story' (as Tony, Calgary Civic Symphony, Cowtown Opera Co June 2017).
Spring 2018 Mr Bruce performed at Theater Calgary as Major Shelley in Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden directed by Stafford Arima, Choreographed by Marc Kimelman, and under the musical direction of Maestro Don Horsburgh.
Summer 2019 found Matthew debuting the singing role of the High Priest in the Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, Alberta.
Mr Bruce is a member of the Canadian Actors Equity Association. He now resides in the Toronto area and enjoys staying active, reading, and learning new repertoire!