Jonathan Matthews is very excited to once again join Pacific Opera Project as Rinuccio/La Rainette. A native of Salt Lake City, Jonathan received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Utah, where he received the Pike Award for the most improved male singer. He then went on to receive his Master of Music and is currently a Doctoral Candidate of Music in Vocal Performance, both at Indiana University, under the tutelage of Distinguished Professor Timothy Noble. He currently lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Jamie, son Ben, and is expecting another son in early February.
Jonathan was most recently seen as Don José in Vox Visceralis’ inaugural production: Carmen. You may have also seen him over the last year as: Ewart Dunlop in 5-Star Theatrical’s The Music Man, Tsar Berendey in Independent Opera’s The Snow Maiden, Chance in Trial Run Production’s award-winning Gunfight at the Not-so-ok Saloon, Peter in Witness Music Thousand Oaks’ The Lamb of God, and who could forget his portrayal of Donkey Kong Jr. in POP’s own Super Flute last March.
On the concert stage, he has sung many concerts including Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Mozart's Requiem, and Verdi's Requiem. He has also sung in musical previews, commercials, and other works in the recording studio.
As a voice-over actor, he has narrated sixteen audiobooks, in addition to commercials, cartoons, and video games. Jonathan is also a film and television actor, appearing in various commercials, movies, and television shows.