Praised by OPERA NEWS for his “fine comic flair and well-schooled voice,” tenor ANTHONY WEBB is in demand throughout the United States for both opera and concert engagements. Recent highlights include his Carnegie Hall debut as Jack Prence in Merry Mount under the baton on Michael Christie, Goro (Madama Butterfly) with Opera Colorado, Harold “Mitch” Mitchell (A Streetcar Named Desire) with Union Avenue Opera, and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with Union Avenue Opera and Tacoma Opera.
In 2016, he will sing Judas in Sven-David Sandström’s St. Matthew Passion at Pacific Lutheran University, joining a prestigious cast lead by Angela Meade. Further upcoming engagements include Beppe (I pagliacci) and L’Aumonier (Dialogues des Carmélites) with Vashon Opera, Pirelli (Sweeney Todd) with Opera on the Avalon, and the tenor solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Colgate University.
Anthony’s 2014-15 season included role debuts as Sam (Susannah) with St. Petersburg Opera, Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring) with Vashon Opera, and Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Crested Butte Music Festival. He sang the roles of Blasius and Gavin in the world premiere of Hugo Kauder’s Merlin, and was the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
His 2013-14 season began with Little Opera Theater of New York’s revival of Gluck’s The Reformed Drunkard. THE NEW YORK TIMES declared, “the strongest impression was made by Anthony Wright Webb, a nimble tenor, as Mathurin … an agile comedian.”
As a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Anthony appeared as Bantam Cock in the acclaimed 2012 U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland.
During the 2011-2012 season, Anthony made his company debut with Des Moines Metro Opera in winning performances as Elder Hayes (Susannah) and Josiah Creach (Markheim), and appeared as Lindoro (L’Italiani in Algeri) with Bel Cantanti Opera. As a Bel Canto Young Artist with the Caramoor Festival, he covered both Arnold and Ruodi in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.
A native of Spanaway, Washington, Anthony holds a Master’s Degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a 2010 District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a 2014 winner of the Irene Dalis Competition.