Michele Angelini 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. In the 2010-2011 season Mr. Angelini performed the roles of Lindoro in L’italiana in Algieri in Bilbao, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Savonlinna Festival, Handel’s Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra and Den Norske Opera, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the New York Choral Society, returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Armida and made his Opera Colorado debut in La Cenerentola. Future engagements include Conte Liebenskoff in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims at Firenze’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale, La Sonnambula with the Florida Grand Opera, his Bard Festival debut as Nagis in Chabier’s Le roi malgre lui, Lindoro L’italiana in Algieri in Catania, Scipione in Il Sogno di Scipione with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York and Moise et Pharaon at Carnegie Hall with the Collegiate Chorale. He also returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and his debut at the Royal Opera of Stockholm for Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
In the 2009-2010 season he debuted the Metropolitan Opera covering Juan Diego Florez as Tonio and the role of Rinaldo in the Met’s new production of Rossini’s Armida. He made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Mozart’s Requiem with the New York Choral Society and this summer he will be performing the role of Don Narciso in Il turco in Italia with Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
In 2007 he made 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.
Mr. Angelini began his 2005-2006 season in Martina Arroyo’s “Prelude to Performance” program in New York City, where he was heard as Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and as Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Mr. Angelini also performed the title role in Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with the Long Island Chamber Symphony. Previous career highlights include his participation with the American Singers Opera Project for two summers, during which he made his stage debut as Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff and returned as Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Michele Angelini was declared the winner of the Junior Men division of the NATS Competition and the first place recipient of a scholarship funded by the “Women in Music Columbus” Competition. In 2005 he was the recipient of an encouragement award from the Opera Index foundation in NYC. While at Ohio State, he appeared as Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, as Nadir in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, and as Rodolfo in Act III of Puccini’s La Bohème.
Michele Angelini was a Resident Artist at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he has been heard as Conte Almaviva in their production of Il barbiere di Siviglia and as Triquet in concert performances of Eugene Onegin. A 2005 graduate of Ohio State University, he has earned degrees in both Vocal and Bassoon Performance.