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.
Most recently, Mr. Angelini has made a series of critically acclaimed appearances at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London. After his outstanding debut as Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, he returned for performances as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and appeared in the new production of Gluck's rarely performed 1774 French version of Orphée et Eurydice with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists. He then accompanied Maestro Gardiner and his ensembles to perform the role in concert at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Opéra Royal at the Château de Versailles. He also recently made his Berlin Staatsoper debut as Almaviva.
Highlights of past seasons include Il viaggio a Reims at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, L'italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera (ABAO), and the Atlanta Opera, Così fan tutte at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the world premiere of Benoit Mernier's Frühlings Erwachen at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival, La cenerentola at Fort Worth Opera and Opera Colorado, Il turco in Italia at Düsseldorf’s Deutsche Oper am Rhein, La sonnambula at Florida Grand Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Royal Swedish Opera and New Orleans Opera, the title role in Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Chabrier's Le Roi Malgré Lui at Bard Summerscape.
Metropolitan Opera engagements have included La Fille du Régiment and Rossini's Armida, La donna del lago, and Il barbiere di Siviglia; his official debut is scheduled in October 2016 as Ruodi, the fisherman in the new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell. Upcoming engagements include a string of appearances as Almaviva at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, at Pittsburgh Opera, and a return to ABAO, La gazza ladra at the Glimmerglass Summer Festival, and Argirio in Tancredi with Opera Philadelphia. He will appear in 2017-18 with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Concert work has featured the tenor in Rossini's Otello with Opera Orchestra of New York and Moïse et Pharaon with The Collegiate Chorale both at Carnegie Hall, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the New York Choral Society at Lincoln Center, and Handel’s Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at Oslo’s Den Norske Opera. In the summer of 2014, Mr. Angelini sings Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia at Bel Canto at Caramoor. In 2015 he performed Rossini's Stabat Mater at Alice Tully Hall in NYC and jumped in to perform the work for the opening of the Rheingau Musik Festival.
Awards include First Prize in the 2010 Savonlinna Opera Festival International Singing Competition, First Prize in the 2012 Gerda Lissner Foundation Singing Competition, TopPrize 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.