As a soloist, Matthew has been engaged by companies including the Victorian Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Melbourne Opera, Tokyo Experimental Opera, Chambermade and the Lyric Opera of Melbourne have engaged Matthew Thomas.
On the concert platform he has sung with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Ho Chi Minh Symphony, Melbourne Bach Chorale, Arko Symphonic Project as well as with Melbourne-based ensemble Aria Co in their performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House and with Musica Viva.
He is a graduate of the Canberra School of Music and Sydney Conservatorium and is alumnus of Victorian Opera’s Developing Artist Program.
In addition to studies in music, Matthew holds qualifications in advertising and art history and for many years held a variety of board and committee positions in the arts and government. In 2005 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the cultural sector he was the ACT recipient of the Young Australian of the Year Award.
Matt made his Lyric debut in the 2012 production of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and returns in 2015 as Mayor Chamley in Stella