2016 recipient of the top award, the Robert Lauch Memorial Fund Endowment Award, from the Wagner Society of New York, tenor Cameron Schutza has been noted for his "clarity of tone" and "ringing high notes" (Opera). He is a two time Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Arizona District), as well as a Regional Finalist. Highlights of the 2016-2017 season include his return to Caramoor for Beethoven's Fidelio, a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Strauss's Salome, his Carnegie Hall debut with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony as a soloist for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, and a recital for the Wagner Society of New York,
The 2014-2015 season included his role debut as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen with the Walla Walla Symphony, his international debut as Narraboth in Strauss’s Salome with the Orquesta Sinfònica Nacional at The Palacio de Bellas Artes with Mo. Carlos Miguel Prieto, a gala performance with soprano Angela Meade for Portland Summerfest’s Opera in the Park, and concert celebrating 150 years of Richard Strauss with soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs. Mr. Schutza’s season continued with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger at the Metropolitan Opera and Tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Houston Masterworks Chorus. In 2013 he appeared in Beethoven’s Fidelio with soprano Christine Goerke under the baton of Mo. Christian Badea at Michigan Opera Theater.
Other operatic roles he has performed include: Tito in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, and Hoffmann in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. For the past several seasons he has appeared at the Caramoor International Music Festival; in the summer of 2014 as Rustighello in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, and as cover for the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto; in 2013 Mr. Schutza appeared as Danieli in Verdi’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes, covered the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlos, and performed concerts. In 2012 he was seen in performances of the new critical edition of Rossini’s Ciro in Babilonia and in concerts. From 2009 to 2011 he was at the Arizona Opera, where his assignments included Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s Turandot, Verdi’s Otello, Strauss’ Salome, and Puccini’s La Boheme. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, Mr. Schutza was an Apprentice Singer at The Santa Fe Opera, where he was seen in performances of Verdi’s Falstaff, Britten’s Billy Budd, the North American premier of Saariaho’s Adriana Mater, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Boheme, Strauss’ Daphne, and Rameau’s Platée. For the 2007-2008 season he was a Resident Artist with Palm Beach Opera and appeared in performances of Beethoven’s Fidelio, Puccini’s Turandot, and Verdi’s La Traviata.