Michael's directorial debut was in Las Vegas, producing "The Old Maid and the Thief". The production gave four performances, each with a different cast! His second producing engagement was Menotti's The Telephone which was performed for "The Self Help Home" in Chicago, and was later re-imagined for the music school, "The Musical Offering". In 2013 and 2014, Michael was the Educational Director for Main Street Opera and produced a L'elisir d'amore and Don Pasquale for Casa Italia's Summer Camp. In 2014 Michael was selected for his most significant directorial position, directing the Zarzuela La Dolorosa for Main Street Opera and Casa Italia.
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Main Street Opera outreach
Michael directed and performed in an annual outreach with Main Street Opera. In 2013 he produced L'elisir d'amore for them, and in 2014 he produced Don Pasquale.
Nemorino - Tom McNichols
Adina - Hannah Stapleton
Belcore - Michael Orlinsky
Pianist/Dulcamara - Monica Laytham
Don Pasquale - Daniel Grambow
Norina - Samantha Farmilant
Malatesta - Michael Orlinsky
pianist/Ernesto - Michael Roemer
Michael Directed the Zarzuela La Dolorosa for Casa Italia and the MSO Singers.
Act II No. 5
Act I Finale
2010 The Old Maid And The Thief
If you think you have ever appreciated opera then this is something you will not want to miss. A young singer in town named Michael Orlinsky is producing his version of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s opera The Old Maid and the Thief. This terrific one act opera is highly accessible to many crowds as it is in English and contains most of the aspects you might find in a musical. The opera is 50 minutes long and is filled with comedy, mischief, and some very beautiful moments.