Ian Matthew Castro
Ian is a recent graduate from The Juilliard School's Master of Music Vocal Arts program studying under the guidance of Dr. Edith Wiens. He received his bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Montclair State University.
Boasting an extensive performance background, Ian has made recent appearances The Juilliard School in the roles of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and John Adams in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, Light Opera of New Jersey's production of Così Fan Tutte as Ferrando, Music Academy International’s production of Alcina as Oronte, and Montclair State University’s The Rape of Lucretia as the Male Chorus.
Ian has placed 1st in the National Association of Teachers of Singing New York Division Competition. He is also a recipient of the Jerome L. Green Fellowship award at The Juilliard School.
He will be continuing his training at the Dutch National Opera Studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the Fall of 2021. He has been award the Opera Foundation's 2021 Scholarship at the Dutch National Opera.
Photography by Tom Schopper Photography