Praised by Opera News for his “fine comic flair and well-schooled voice,” tenor Anthony Webb is in demand throughout the United States for both opera and concert engagements. Recent highlights include his Carnegie Hall debut as Jack Prence MERRY MOUNT under the baton of Michael Christie, Goro MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Opera Colorado, Annapolis Opera and Idaho Opera, Harold “Mitch” Mitchell A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Union Avenue Opera, Pirelli SWEENEY TODD for New Orleans Opera, Don Ottavio DON GIOVANNI with Union Avenue Opera and Tacoma Opera, tenor solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Omaha Symphony and working on Israeli Opera’s new production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Upcoming engagements include Gastone LA TRAVIATA with Annapolis Opera and Goro MADAMA BUTTERFLY for The Princeton Festival.
In 2016, he sang the role of Judas in the U.S. premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s St. Matthew Passion at Pacific Lutheran University, joining a prestigious cast lead by Angela Meade. Other engagements include Beppe PAGLIACCI and Spoletta TOSCA with Vashon Opera, and Carmina Buranawith the San Antonio Symphony.
Anthony’s 2014-15 season included role debuts as Sam SUSANNAH with St. Petersburg Opera, Mayor Upfold ALBERT HERRING with Vashon Opera and Count Almaviva IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Crested Butte Music Festival. He sang the roles of Blasius and Gavin in the world premiere of Hugo Kauder’s MERLIN and was the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
His 2013-14 season began with Little Opera Theater of New York’s revival of Gluck’s THE REFORMED DRUNKARD. The New York Times declared, “the strongest impression was made by Anthony Webb, a nimble tenor, as Mathurin … an agile comedian.”
As a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Anthony appeared as Adolfo Pirelli SWEENEY TODD and as Bantam Cock in the acclaimed 2012 U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. A native of Spanaway, Washington, Anthony holds a Master’s Degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a 2010 District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a 2014 winner of the Irene Dalis Competition.