Vale Rideout (Tamino)
American tenor Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft throughout the United States and Europe. Possessed of both a beautiful instrument and an ability to consistently deliver passionate, energetic performances, he is equally in demand for leading tenor roles from the standard repertory to contemporary premiere works.
Vale Rideout's engagements in the 2009-10 season include Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw with Boston Lyric Opera, Shallard in Elmer Gantry with Florentine Opera, Roderick in Glass' The Fall of the House of Usher with Nashville Opera Association, Alfredo in La traviata with Pacific Opera Victoria, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Palm Beach Opera, Egeo in Cavalli's Giasone with Chicago Opera Theatre, as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in "A Christmas Celebration," and in Vaughan Williams' "Hodie" with Highland Park United Methodist Church.
His engagements in 2008-09 included his debut with the New York Philharmonic and the continuation of his ongoing collaboration with Lorin Maazel in Britten's War Requiem; the roles of Nadir in Les Pêcheurs des perles with Opera Columbus; the title role in Faust with Opera Tampa; Sam in Susannah with Mobile Opera; Gernando in Haydn's L'isola disabitata with Gotham Chamber Opera; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Central City Opera; and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance at the Chautauqua Institution. On the concert stage he performed Carmina Burana with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; the world premiere of Steven Stucky's August 4, 1964 with Dallas Symphony; and Messiah with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.