Kyle Pfortmiller made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Marquis d’Obigny in a new production of La traviata directed by Willy Decker during the 2010-2011 season. He was heard later in the season in Capriccio. Kyle has returned to the MET as Marquis d'Obigny in La traviata in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and has also been heard in Andre Chenier and as Brian's father in the New York Premiere of Nico Muhly's Two Boys. He has sung over 50 performances at the Met. 57 to be exact. Just ask him.
Some of his most recent roles include the role of Mr. XE in the World Premiere of Du Yun and Royce Vavrek’s Angel's Bone with Prototype, which just won a Pulitzer Prize and a role and company debut in the title role of Rigoletto with Opera Williamsburg.
Some of his upcoming performances include a role and company debut with Spoleto in Vivaldi’s Farnace, a role and company debut with the Berkshire Opera as Musiklehrer in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and a return to Chautauqua Opera as Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.
He was born in Elgin, Illinois and currently resides in New York City. He has employed his unique talent in opera, operetta and musical theatre from the contemporary to the classic. His repertoire includes the title roles in Rigoletto, Don Giovanni and Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well Valentin (Faust), Eisenstein and Falke (Die Fledermaus), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Silvio (Pagliacci), Count Carl Magnus Malcolm (A Little Night Music), Billy Bigelow (Carousel), Pierre/Red Shadow (The Desert Song), Hajj, the Poet (Kismet) and Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady).
Kyle maintains an active vocal studio for singers and actors in NYC and also woks with businesses coaching presenters on health vocal production.
Mr. Pfortmiller is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award in a week-long visit that included masterclasses, lessons, class visits and a recital of some of his most favorite music, and Manhattan School of Music.