(Lockport. New York)
2017–18 Season: Young Servant in Elektra
Tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven is a first-year Adler at the San Francisco Opera. He will make his San Francisco Opera debut this coming fall as Young Servant in Strauss’ Elektra, and will cover other leading roles, including Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Aegisth in Elektra, Froh in Das Rheingold, and Siegmund in Die Walküre. Mr. Van Schoonhoven was recently awarded the Nicolai Gedda Memorial Award from the prestigious George London Foundation, was a finalist in the 2016 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition and was recently named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. Mr. Van Schoonhoven’s other repertory includes the title role in Chandler Carter’s Bobby, Don José in Carmen, Alfredo in La Traviata, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Hoffmann in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oronte in Alcina, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Peter Fallow in Stefania de Kenessey’s Bonfire of the Vanities, and Genaro in the US Russian language premiere cast of Prokofiev’s Maddalena. In the summer of 2016, he participated in the Merola Opera Program. His performance of Wagner’s Rienzi’s Prayer was praised as “gleaming” and “potent” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to participating in numerous young artist programs, Mr. van Schoonhoven holds a Masters of Music from Westminster Choir College as well as a Bachelors of Music from Fredonia School of Music.