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 âBest of the Yearâ), 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 Weillâs The Eternal Road and David Schiffâs 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 Stuckyâs 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 withÂ New Orchestra of Washington under the direction ofÂ Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez singing Christian Jost’s Dichterliebe,Â Beethovenâs Missa Solemnis in a return to Washington Chorus; in Beethovenâs Symphony No. 9 and Brahmsâ Liebeslieder Waltzes with Quad City Symphony Orchestra; returns to Florentine Opera as Edgar Linton in Floydâs Wuthering Heights; sings Davey Palmer in Doveâs Siren Song with Hawaii Opera Theater; returns to Carnegie Hall as soloist in Mendelssohnâs St. Paul, with New York Choral Society; and sings Beethovenâs Symphony No. 9 with Virginia Symphony. His 2013-14 engagements included Brittenâs Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at Trinity Church Wall Street (NY), under Julian Wachner; tenor soloist in Brittenâs War Requiem with the Washington Chorus; with Richmond Symphony in Berliozâ La damnation de Faust; with Rochester Symphony Orchestra in Beethovenâs Symphony No. 9; with Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Verdiâs Requiem; title role in Stravinskyâs Oedipus Rex at Rutgers University; as Alfredo in La traviata with Eugene Opera; with Kentucky Opera as Romeo in Gounodâs Romeo et Juliette; Tamino in Die ZauberflĂ¶te 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 Brittenâs War Requiem; Edgar in Der Vampyr with American Symphony Orchestra; Beethovenâs Symphony No. 9 with the Detroit Symphony; âThe Essential Bernsteinâ with Washington Chorus, under Julian Wachner; Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Wisconsin Philharmonic; Carmina Burana with Eugene Symphony Orchestra; Beethovenâs Missa Solemnis with Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra; Tamino in Die ZauberflĂ¶te with Nashville Opera; Stage Manager in Roremâs Our Town in a return to Central City Opera; title role in Faust with Opera Coeur dâAlene; Nadir in Les PĂȘcheurs de perleswith Hawaii Opera Theatre; soloist in Messiah with Nashville Symphony Orchestra, also with Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Haydnâs The Creation in a return to Highland Park United Methodist Church; Beethovenâs 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 & Korieâs 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 Berliozâ Te Deum with Coloradoâs âSummer Choralfest.â