Tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven is currently a second-year Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. He made his debut on the San Francisco Opera stage as the Young Servant in Strauss’ Elektra, and covered the leading roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Aegisth in Elektra. In addition, he will cover Froh in Das Rheingold, and Siegmund in Die Walküre.
In 2017, van Schoonhoven was named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Additionally, he received the Nicolai Gedda Memorial Award, from the prestigious George London Foundation, and was a finalist in the 2016 Jensen Foundation Voice Competition.
Additional 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, van Schoonhoven participated in the Merola Opera Program. His performance of the Prayer from Wagner’s Rienzi was praised as “gleaming” and “potent” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to participating in numerous young artist programs, van Schoonhoven holds a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College as well as a Bachelor of Music from Fredonia School of Music.