Kyle Pfortmiller made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the 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.
Some of his most recent roles include Falke in Die Fledermaus with Nashville Opera and the World Premiere of Du Yun and Royce Vavrek’s Angel's Bone with Prototype.
Some of his upcoming performances include a role and company debut with Opera Williamsburg in the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Count Almaviva with Toledo Opera and Oswego Opera, and a role and company debut with Opera Memphis as Enrico in Donizetti’s Il campanello di notte.
Kyle has appeared with opera companies throughout the United States including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Carolina, Tulsa Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Idaho, Fort Worth Opera, among many others.
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 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 made his European debut with the De Nederlandse Opera as Silvio in Pagliacci in March 2006 to critical acclaim heralded as “a voice that could give us a father Germont and other lyric roles in the great American baritone tradition of Robert Merrill.”
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.