Vale Rideout


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 his recently released solo CD of Britten and Finzi songs, as well as on live recordings of Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd (Grammy Award nomination), Rio de sangre (Albany Records, Grammy Award nomination) and, as Frank Shallard, in Elmer Gantry (on Naxos, received two Grammy awards, 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 the upcoming recording of 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, released on the DSO Live label and nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award.

Vale appeared with New Orchestra of Washington under the direction of Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez singing Christian Jost’s Dichterliebe, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in a return to Washington Chorus; in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with Quad City Symphony Orchestra; returns to Florentine Opera as Edgar Linton in Floyd’s Wuthering Heights; sings Davey Palmer in Dove’s Siren Song with Hawaii Opera Theater; returns to Carnegie Hall as soloist in Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, with New York Choral Society; and sings Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Virginia Symphony. His 2013-14 engagements included Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at Trinity Church Wall Street (NY), under Julian Wachner; tenor soloist in Britten’s War Requiem with the Washington Chorus; with Richmond Symphony in Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust; with Rochester Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; with Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Verdi’s Requiem; title role in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex at Rutgers University; as Alfredo in La traviata with Eugene Opera; with Kentucky Opera as Romeo in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Saratoga; and in an evening of songs by John Musto with New York Festival of Song.

Recent highlights include his debut with Jacksonville Symphony as soloist in Britten’s War Requiem; Edgar in Der Vampyr with American Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Detroit Symphony; “The Essential Bernstein” with Washington Chorus, under Julian Wachner; Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Wisconsin Philharmonic; Carmina Burana with Eugene Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Nashville Opera; Stage Manager in Rorem’s Our Town in a return to Central City Opera; title role in Faust with Opera Coeur d’Alene; Nadir in Les PĂȘcheurs de perleswith Hawaii Opera Theatre; soloist in Messiah with Nashville Symphony Orchestra, also with Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Haydn’s The Creation in a return to Highland Park United Methodist Church; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Greenville Symphony, also with the Texas Music Festival at University of Houston; Duke in selections from Rigoletto with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra; Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Opera Fort Collins, and Shreveport Opera; Pong in a semi-staged Turandot with Toledo Opera; The Instructor in Cummings & Korie’s new opera, Positions 1956, with UrbanArias opera company; Prologue/Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw in a return to Central City Opera; and soloist in Berlioz’ Te Deum with Colorado’s “Summer Choralfest.”