Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano
Canadian pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson is an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and is a member of the MET’s select full time regular music staff, where she works as pianist, prompter and vocal coach. She has assisted such renowned conductors as James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Barenboim, Daniele Gatti, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, James Conlon, Marco Armiliato, and Louis Langrée, among many others. Particularly interested in the development of emerging artists, she was Staff Coach of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program; a position that was created for her upon the completion of two years as apprentice coach/pianist.
An active performer, Ms. Matheson has collaborated in recital with some of the world’s most prominent artists, including Jonas Kaufmann, Piotr Beczala, Joyce di Donato, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni, Eric Owens, Toby Spence, Barbara Bonney, Ruth Ann Swenson and Marilyn Horne. A long-standing Marilyn Horne Foundation artist, she has appeared numerous times at Carnegie Hall under their auspices. Her chamber music credits include performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
She has served on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Opera, the Cincinnati May Festival and on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival. Through her association with the International Vocal Arts Institute, she coached and performed in programs held in Israel, Italy, France, Japan, Canada and Puerto Rico. She is a sought after clinician, giving master classes at universities and colleges across Canada and the United States, and has had a long association with the Music Academy of the West, as an alumna and a faculty member.
The 2013-2014 season found Ms. Matheson involved in Metropolitan Opera productions of Cosí¬ Fan Tutte, Tosca, Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier, L’Elisir d’Amore, Werther, La Sonnambula and La Cenerentola. In summer of 2014, she was involved in projects at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Ryan Opera Center, The Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan, and in September 2014 joined the conducting and coaching staff of Opernhaus Zí¼rich.