Matthew Dixon brings star power to College production

Baritone Matthew Dixon has had quite the illustrious career since graduating from Trinity College in 2012 and we are thrilled to welcome him back as he takes to the stage in the lead role of Theseus for the 2022 College production of The Monster in The Maze.

From his days of being Chorale Captain and studying piano and ATAR Music, Matthew Dixon has proved that with passion and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

After studying under the guidance of the highly respected Professor of Singing, Robert Dean, Matt graduated from the internationally renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and was then awarded a scholarship to study at the Welsh International Academy of Voice with internationally renowned vocal pedagogue Dennis O’Neill. 

In 2020, Matthew was the recipient of the 'Artsong Perth, Evelyn and Ralph Thompson Scholarship for Singers and Accompanists', after winning both the first prize and the audience prize. He was also the runner up in the 2020 IFAC Australian Singing Competition and played the role of the Emperor in WA Opera’s stage production of The Nightingale

Since 2021, Matthew has been performing with WA Opera and externally as a soloist with Perth Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra along with performances at Government House and the Perth Weld Club. 

In 2019 Matthew performed the roles of Don Giovanni, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) and Billy Budd for Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Scenes as well as being a semi-finalist in the Australian Singing Competition. He has performed at Wigmore Hall in a Schubertiade with Graham Johnson and in the UK premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking opposite Joyce Didonato.

Currently pursuing a university entry to study medicine, Matt will be returning to the Trinity stage for THREE NIGHTS ONLY to perform in the operatic production of The Monster in the Maze. 

Playing the lead role of Theseus, Matt is excited to be back where it all started and share his skills with a new crop of Trinity students.

This is a show and a special performance not to be missed!

The Monster in the Maze will be running evening performances from Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 May.

Purchase tickets here.

Having the opportunity to share my skills I've learnt from being overseas with a new crop of Trinity students not only as a fellow performer but as a teacher, is truly a privilege. It is one of the most rewarding feelings I've felt in a long time, being able to see the joy singing brings to young men in the position I was in only a few years ago.
Matthew Dixon ('12) Lead role of Theseus - The Monster in the Maze