A native of Walled Lake, MI, Matthew Scollin holds degrees from Michigan State University (B.M.) and the University of Illinois (M.M.). In 2011, Scollin covered the roles of Colline (La bohème) and 1st Apprentice (Wozzeck) as a member of the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program. While at Santa Fe, Scollin also sang Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri) and Beaumarchais (The Ghosts of Versailles) in the annual Opera Scenes Concert. This summer, he will appear with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, where he will sing Man with a Cornet Case in Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco. Other credits include Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) with the Illinois Opera Theatre—where he was a student of Jerold Siena and Nathan and Julie Gunn—as well as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), and Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette) with the Michigan State University Opera Theatre. As a 2012/13 Seattle Opera Young Artist, Scollin will sing La Rocca in Un Giorno di Regno and make his mainstage debut as the Second Prisoner in Fidelio.