Matthew Buswell

Bass-baritone

Matthew Buswell trained at the Royal College of Music (RCM), completing a Master’s Degree in Performance, with Distinction, as well as a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree.  

Recent roles include Count Monterone Rigoletto, Speaker, Second Priest and Second Armed Man The Magic Flute, Sacristan and Sciarrone Tosca, and Luka The Bear (Walton). Matthew’s concert performances have included Raphael & Adam in Haydn’s Creation (Guildford Cathedral), Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers and Brahms Ein deutches Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields), Beethoven Mass in C (St. John’s, Smith Square), Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Portsmouth University), Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Highgate Choral Society), Fauré Requiem (Temple Church).

In recent years Matthew made his débuts at the Opéra de Lyon, as Soldat Der Kreidekreis, at Grange Park Opera as Samuele Un ballo in maschera and at Longborough Festival Opera as Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea. In 2019, Matthew returned to the Opéra de Lyon to perform Tempo, Nettuno and Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria also making his début at the Lyon Auditorium as the bass soloist in Bach St Matthew Passion. Matthew also returned to Longborough Festival Opera to perform Lord Rochefort Anna Bolena.

Most recently Matthew was admitted to the 2019 Verbier Festival Atelier Lyrique where he performed Sprecher Die Zauberflöte under Stanislav Kochanovsky and Wächter Die frau ohne schatten under Valery Gergiev.

In the 2019/2020 season Matthew revived the role of Death Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Loud Crowd in London, returned to Opéra de Lyon to sing the roles of Le Fauteuil / L’arbre L’enfant et les Sortilèges and Jago Ernani and made his role and venue début as Fasolt Das Rheingold at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with The Birmingham Philharmonic under Michael Lloyd.

In 2021 Matthew returns to Opéra de Lyon as Saint Peter / Farmer Der Mond.


Previously for Longborough: Lord Rochefort/Anna Bolena (2019), Seneca/L’incoronazione di Poppea (2018)