American tenor Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft throughout the United States and Europe. He can be heard on live recordings of Rio desangre (Albany Records, Grammy Awardnomination); as tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; and as Frank Shallard in Elmer Gantry (Naxos, received two Grammy Awards, and voted Opera News “Best of theYear”), produced by Florentine Opera.
Rideout’s 2013–14 engagements include Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings at Trinity Church Wall Street and War Requiem with the Washington Chorus; Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust with Richmond Symphony; Verdi’s Requiem with Toledo Symphony Orchestra; the title role in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex at Rutgers University; Alfredo in La Traviata with Eugene Opera; and Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Kentucky Opera. This is his debut with the RPO.
His numerous performances with Maestro Lorin Maazel include Britten’s War Requiem in New York and Los Angeles, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Rome and Brussels, as well as Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and The Rape of Lucretia. He is featured singing the role of Robert MacNamara in Steven Stucky’s August 4th, 1964, with Jaap Van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which he performed in a return to Carnegie Hall, now released on the DSO Live label and nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award.