Orphée / Virginia Opera / 2012

"As much through his singing as through his acting, Matthew Worth left a memorable mark on the title role. His sizable baritone filled out the music warmly and with abundant nuance; a conversational directness in his phrasing enhanced his finely detailed acting."
Tim Smith, Opera News


"Matthew Worth, the University of Richmond music graduate who has parlayed his rich baritone into a career as an interpreter of Mozart and contemporary opera, leaves nothing to be desired as the tortured Orphée. He's as adept at creating an achingly vulnerable character as he is at putting Orphée across vocally."
Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch


"The cast ... is uniformly strong and gratifyingly nuanced in both voice and character. [Matthew] Worth, the University of Richmond alumnus last seen and heard here in the title role of Mozart's ‘Don Giovanni,' proves to be as commanding a presence and as idiomatic a voice in this very different work."
Clarke Bustard, Letter V


"At 33, Worth is a shooting star in American opera, a respected interpreter of Mozart and the contemporary cutting edge."
Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch


"Buck was matched vocally by the robust baritone of Matthew Worth and strong, radiant soprano of Sara Jakubiak as Eurydice."
Charles T. Downey, IonArts


"In Friday's performance, baritone Matthew Worth proved a terrific Orpheus, deeply intellectual, vain, suspicious, and even at times put-offish. His voice radiated a central authority even when he seemed bewildered."
Terry Ponick, Washington Times


"The large cast had no weaknesses. First among equals was Matthew Worth as Orphée, using a powerful and rich baritone to great effect as the tormented poet who struggles to find meaning in his life and art. His performance conveyed both the strengths and weaknesses of the character, and did so in a sympathetic manner that carried the audience along on Orphée's journey."
Paul Sayegh, Virginian-Pilot