American tenor Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft throughout the United States and Europe. Possessed of both a beautiful instrument and an ability to consistently deliver passionate, energetic performances, he is equally in demand for leading tenor roles from the standard repertory to contemporary works. The Colorado native can be heard on recently released live recordings of Rio de sangre (Albany Records) and Elmer Gantry (on Naxos, winner of two Grammy awards (2012), and voted No. 1 by Opera News "Best of the Year"), both produced by Florentine Opera. He is the tenor soloist in a live recording of Carmina Burana with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He can also be heard on the Newport Classics recording of The Ballad of Baby Doe, the world premiere recording of Kurt Weill's The Eternal Road and David Schiff's Gimpel the Fool (both on Naxos). He is featured on upcoming recordings including The Inspector by John Musto and, singing the role of Robert MacNamara, in Steven Stucky's August 4th, 1964, with Jaap Van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Vale Rideout's 2011-12 season includes singing the title role in Faust with Opera Coeur d'Alene; Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Hawaii Opera Theatre; as soloist in Messiah with Nashville Symphony Orchestra, also with Pacific Symphony Orchestra; in Haydn's The Creation in a return to Highland Park United Methodist Church; in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Greenville Symphony; as the Duke in selections from Rigoletto with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra; Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia in a fully staged production...

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