Heralded by the Dallas Morning News as an artist who "displays a voice of silken loveliness as well as graceful agility," Michele Angelini made his European operatic debut at the world famous Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as Count Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims and has been thrilling audiences on leading international stages in the operatic repertoire of Bellini, Donizetti, Gluck, Mozart, and Rossini.
Michele Angelini’s 2018-19 season evidences his emergence onto the international stage as one of the leading leggiero tenors before the public. Prominent house debuts include performances of Tancredi at Bari’s Teatro Petruzzelli and Conte di Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims at The Bolshoi along with return engagements to Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Il barbiere di Siviglia and to the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma for La cenerentola. A dynamic concert schedule includes Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, a debut at the Edinburgh International Festival in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Jérémie Rhorer leading Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, and concert performances of Thaïs – singing the role of Nicias opposite Plácido Domingo as Athanaël – at the Teatro Real and the Festival Castell de Peralada.
Last season, Michele Angelini celebrated debuts at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago in La cenerentola; at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in a new production by Laurent Pelly of Il barbiere di Siviglia; and at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Narciso in Christoph Loy’s production of Il turco in Italia and as Idreno in David Alden’s production of Semiramide, both under the baton of Maestro Antonello Allemandi.
Highlights of recent seasons include the title role of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Sir John Eliot Gardner, the Monteverdi Choir, and the English Baroque Soloists in a new production co-directed by Hofesh Shechter and John Fulljames, reprised in concert with Maestro Gardiner and his ensembles at the famous Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Opéra Royal in Versailles; a Metropolitan Opera debut as Ruodi in the company’s new production of Guillaume Tell conducted by Fabio Luisi; Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Staatsoper Unter den Linden im Schiller Theater Berlin, Royal Swedish Opera, and the opera companies of Bilbao, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Seville; Il viaggio a Reims at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; L'italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera, and the Atlanta Opera; Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Swedish Opera, and Savonlinna Opera Festival; Così fan tutte at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; and the world premiere of Benoit Mernier's Frühlings Erwachen at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. Further credits include Il turco in Italia at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein; La gazza ladra at the Glimmerglass Festival; La sonnambula at Florida Grand Opera; Il sogno di Scipione with Gotham Chamber Opera; and Le Roi Malgré Lui at Bard Summerscape.
Concert work has featured a Rheingau Musik Festival debut in performances of Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; a program of arias and duets by Boieldieu, Donizetti, and Rossini with Angela Meade and Vivica Genaux led by Antony Walker for Washington Concert Opera; Rodrigo in Rossini's Otello with Opera Orchestra of New York and Moïse et Pharaon with The Collegiate Chorale both at Carnegie Hall; Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia at Bel Canto at Caramoor with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the New York Choral Society at Lincoln Center; and Handel’s The Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at Oslo’s Den Norske Opera. He has also appeared as a guest artist for the Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung Gala.
Awards include First Prize in the 2010 Savonlinna Opera Festival International Singing Competition, First Prize in the 2012 Gerda Lissner Foundation Singing Competition, Top Prize winner of the 2013 Opera Index Award, and an Encouragement Award in the memory of Charles Anthony from the George London Foundation.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in both Vocal and Bassoon Performance.