A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, tenor Matthew Plenk made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2007/2008 season as the Sailor's Voice in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a role he repeated under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. He has since returned to the Met as ArturoJanek in The Makropolous Case, the Song Seller in Il Tabarro and Marcellus inHamlet, and appeared as Arturo in the Met's 2011 tour of Japan. Other recent opera engagements have included Steuerman in Die fligende Holländer at the Los Angeles Opera, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzanceand Macduff in Macbeth at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Virginia Opera, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte at the Atlanta Opera, Don Ottavio at the Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Des Moines Metro Opera;   Nanki-Poo in The Mikada at the Virginia Opera, and Ferrando, Nanki-Poo, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Flute in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Kudrjáš in Janácek's Kat'a Kabanová with the Yale Opera. 

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