Michele Angelini has quickly established himself as one of the foremost tenors of the Belcanto repertoire in the world today. He made his European debut in 2006 as Conte di Liebenskoff in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, and joined the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 covering Juan Diego Florez as Tonio and the role of Rinaldo in their new production of Rossini’s Armida.
Recent engagements include Lindoro in L’italiana in Algieri for Bilbao, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Savonlinna Festival, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Elvino in La Sonnambula for the Florida Grand Opera, Lindoro in L’italiana in Algieri for Atlanta Opera, his Bard Festival debut as Nagis in Chabier’s Le roi malgre lui, Lindoro L’italiana in Algieri in Catania, Conte Liebenskoff in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims at Firenze’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale, Scipione in Il Sogno di Scipione with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York, Don Narciso in Il turco in Italia with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Ramiro in La Cenerentola for Opera Colorado, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Armida, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Future engagements include his Covent Garden debut as Gluck’s Orfeo and Mozart’s Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and his return to the Royal Swedish Opera as Don Ottavio.
Recent concert engagements have included Handel’s Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra and Den Norske Opera Orchsetra, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart’s Requiem with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, and Moise et Pharaon at Carnegie Hall with the Collegiate Chorale.
Past engagements have included his debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York with Eve Queler as Rodrigo in Rossini’s Otello, which was followed by his debut at the Théåtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in the world premiere of Benoît Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen as Hänschen Rilow, and his debut as Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. He opened the 2007-2008 season at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, followed by Ramiro in La Cenerentola at the Connecticut Opera, and Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with the LA Opera with Maestro James Conlon. In 2008-2009 season Mr. Angelini debuted Austin Lyric Opera and the Ft. Worth Opera Festival as Ramiro in La Cenerentola, followed by Haydn’s l’isola Disabitata with Maestro Gelmetti in Siena.
Michele was a Resident Artist at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he was heard as Conte Almaviva in their production of Il barbiere di Siviglia and as Triquet in concert performances of Eugene Onegin. He is a 2005 graduate of Ohio State University, having earned degrees in both Vocal and Bassoon Performance, under the tutelage of Dr. Robin Rice and Prof. Christopher Weait.