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Past Productions

Brace Bridge Dinners

Michael will be joining Brace Bridge Dinners at the Ahwahnee Hotel in December.

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The Magic Flute

Michael is performed with The San Francisco Opera Guild's Opera a la Carte program singing Papageno in their The Magic Flute outreach.


Mort pour la France

Michael workshopped this new work.

 


Madama Butterfly

Livermore Valley Opera

Michael will be joining Livermore Valley Opera singing the role of L'Imperial Commissario and covering the role of Sharpless.

Madama Butterfly

September 26, 27, October 3, 4 - 2015

 


Main Street Opera 
 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Michael sang Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Barber of Seville Flyer Final

FLOATING OPERA PROJECT OPENS 2015/16 SEASON

Michael sang in the June 19th and 21st performance of "Hand of Bridge" as David.

WITH BARD AT THE BOUNDARY PRESENTS

“THE WINTER’S TALE”

CHICAGO​-- On Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st, Floating Opera Project opens its 2015/16 season with a weekend-long collaboration with Fury Theatre. Over the weekend, Floating Opera will present three pre-show performances for the Shakespeare company’s summer production, “The Winter’s Tale.” Over 20 singers, who are local professionals and members of Floating Opera’s roster, will perform well-known and beloved opera scenes and in three different shows, uniquely crafted for this event: A Night at the Floating Opera, Shakespeare in the Park, and 30-Minute Barber. Each pre-show is thirty minutes long and free of Floating Opera’s pre-show performances and Fury Theatre’s “The Winter’s Tale” will take place rain or shine, at Indian Boundary Park, located at...

2500 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago, IL 60645.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday / June 19 / 6:30 PM

A Night at the Floating Opera

Singers will perform highlights from Floating Opera’s 2015/16 season, including duets and quartets from the three Mozart/Da Ponte operas, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, and The Marriage of Figaro.

Saturday / June 20 / 6:30 PM

Shakespeare in the Park

Floating Opera presents a snapshot of well-known Shakespeare art songs and arias, in English, French, and Italian.

Sunday / June 21 / 1:30 PM

30-Minute Barber

In its the third and final pre-show, Floating Opera offers a look at one of the 20th century’s most prolific American composers, Samuel Barber.

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ABOUT FLOATING OPERA

The mission of Floating Opera Company is to create a more established, inspired, and culturally-savvy community of performers and audience members through organizing progressive and inspiring musical drama performances, educational outreach activities, and fine arts marketing strategies while providing performance, production, and career development opportunities to developing performing artists. Through these activities, Floating Opera will break down the distance, cost, language, and relevancy barriers that prevent communities from experiencing live performance art.

For all inquiries, please email Daniel Grambow, General Director, at

thefloatingoperaco@gmail.com

 


Livermore Valley Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor

Michael joined Livermore Valley Opera covering the role of Enrico

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Lucia 2015


Performed at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Downtown Livermore
March 14, 2015 7:30 pm.
March 15, 2015 2:00 pm.
March 21, 2015 7:30 pm.
March 22, 2015 2:00 pm.

Pre-Opera Lecture took place one hour before all performances.
Lucia di Lammermoor is a tragic story that serves as a protest against deceitful tactics and a practice of forced marriage that is unfortunately still current in some parts of the world. Lucia is a beautiful young woman deeply in love with a young man from a family hated by her villainous brother.  Her brother forces her into a political marriage for his own benefit, using deceit, lies, and forgery.  Although the tale ends in tragedy for everyone, Donizetti's not-to-be-missed music is among the most glorious in opera and its mad scene has been a dramatic and vocal vehicle for making stars of sopranos like Maria Callas and Dame Joan Sutherland.
Stage Director - Candace Evans
Artistic Director & Conductor - Alexander Katsman

Lucia di Lammermoor Cast

Christopher Bengochea – Edgardo
Erin Sanzero – Lucia
Roberto Perlas Gomez – Enrico
William O’Neill – Raimondo
Chester Pidduck – Normanno
Michael Dailey – Arturo

 


The San Francisco Opera Guild East Bay Chapter presents:  

La Serva Padrona (The Maid as Mistress) a one-act opera by Giovanni Pergolesi, with English supertitles! 

La Serva


March 7, 2015 Piedmont Center for the Arts 801 Magnolia Street, Piedmont, CA  
Check in 5:00 p.m. Program 5:30 p.m.  

Light refreshments and beverages follow the performance   

Alex Katsman, Livermore Valley Opera Artistic and Musical Director 
Sarah Young, Stage Director 
Chelsea Hollow as Serpina, the scheming Maid 
Michael Orlinsky as Uberto, the grumpy Lord of the Manor 
Alan Briones as the mute servant Vespone, Serpina’s co-conspirator  
Tickets:  $55 per seat.  Open to all!   
Proceeds benefit the San Francisco Opera Guild’s education programs for students in grades K-12, as well as the San Francisco Opera Center’s and Merola Opera’s education programs for young singers. Unable to attend?  Consider making a donation to support the mission of the SFOG, EBC.   
For further information, please contact Silvia Lin at (925) 838-9255 orslininalamo@gmail.com, or see http://sfopera.com/Events/Opera-Guild/SAVE-THE-DATE---San-Francisco-Opera-Guild---East-B.aspx


Pocket Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor

Michael joined Pocket Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor singing the role of Normanno.

In a nation long divided by warring clans and hostile political factions, where family feuds continue on their own crazy momentum long after their origins have been forgotten - not unlike many parts of the world today -- a passionate love, an inextinguishable fire, blazes forth with tragic yet glorious consequences. 


Characters Cast Voice
LUCIA Rabihah Dunn coloratura soprano
EDGARDO of RAVENSWOOD Mark Kratz tenor
ENRICO ASHTON, Lucia's brother Elliott Nguyen (Feb. 1, 15) baritone
RAIMONDO, a chaplain Jonathan Spencer bass
NORMANNO, a huntsman Michael Orlinsky baritone
ARTURO BUCKLAW, Lucia's Bridegroom      Andrew Morgan tenor
ALISA, Lucia's handmaid Diana Kehrig mezzo-soprano
Retainers, servants, wedding guests    
     
DIRECTOR Andrew Morgan
COSTUMES Maria Graham
PROPS Daniel Yelen

 

http://www.pocketopera.org/

 


 

Solano Chamber Society

Messiah Soloist

Michael will be joining the Solano Chamber Society in their Annual Messiah.

Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium

4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

December 14th - 7:00 p.m.

 


Main Street Opera Hansel and Gretel

Michael sang "The Father"

Hansel and Gretel Poster

 



Cosi fan tutte

Michael sang the role of Guglielmo with Candid Concert Opera in May of 2014.



H.M.S. Pinafore

Michael sang the role of Sir Joseph Porter K.C.B. with The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Inc. and the University of Chicago Department of Music. The weekend of March 14th at Mandel Hall on the campus of the University of Chicago.


Michael Orlinsky Master's Recital

February 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Michael will be giving a recital in his fulfillment of the Masters of Music at North Park University.
Baritone, Michael Orlinsky
Piano/harpsichord, Nyela Basney
Oboe, Jonathan Thompson
Cello, Francisco Malespin
Songs of Travel - Vaughan Williams
Ich habe genug - Bach
Don Quichotte - Ravel
Three Yiddish Songs - Lazar Weiner

See videos here.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7JyGtN0uwA&list=PLkNEMk-x4qALyKZgH70IJiL9-na-NhZF6


Henrik in Maskarade

The opera was performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production was co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg.  The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. 

Jeronimus: Zachary Elmassian
Magdelone: Kathryn Wills
Leander: Nicholas Pulikowski
Henrik: Michael Orlinsky
Leonard: Paul W. Thompson
Leonora: Katy Compton
Pernille: Alison Wahl
Arv: Brian Hoffman

Mine: Malia Ropp
Line: Jennifer Schuler
Dorthe: Megan Cook
The Watchman: Chungers Kim
The Tutor: Ian Hosack
The Doorman: Peter Ruger
The Mask Vendor: Jennifer Thompson
The Flower Seller: Meghan Guse
The Dance Master/Mars: Gabriel Di Gennaro
The Ballerina/Venus: Gretchen Adams
Master of the Masquerade: Brian von Rueden

Students, Officers, Townspeople:
Ronald Fox, Daniel Douglas, Daniel Grambow, Cat Hall, Mallory Harding, Leslie Hill, Catie Huggins, Joachim Luis, Joshua Poucher, Elizabeth Rudolph, April Salerno, Zachary Vanderburg


Messiah Soloist

Michael sang the baritone solos from Messiah with the Niles Metropolitan Chorus for a DIY Messiah.

Dec. 6th

8307 N. Harlem. Ave, Niles, IL


North Park University Opera Scenes

The students performed scenes from different operas under the General direction of Nyela Basney, Stage direction of Elise Sandell, and Dramatic direction of Alexis Randolph. Opera scenes included are Falstaff, Turandot, Don Giovanni, The Crucible, Summer and Smoke, etc.

November 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 p.m.


"Gianni Schicchi"

Michael sang Marco in Main Street Opera's Production of Gianni Schicchi.

Comedy and Tragedy come together in this double bill of two beloved Puccini one act operas: Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica. There is something for everyone as a con artist tries to get rich quick and a repentant nun seeks eternal redemption. Join Main Street Opera this September for a laugh, a cry, and a memorable night of music.


September 20 at 7:30 pm and
September 22 at 2 pm - Forest View Community Education Theater, 2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL;

September 27 at 7:30 pm - Casa Italia pavillion Stage, 37th and Soffel, Stone Park, IL;

September 28 at 6 pm - St John Cantius, 825 N Carpenter St, Chicago 60642

 


"Persuasion"

(Chamber Opera Chicago)

Jane Austen's PERSUASION
A Newly Revised Musical Drama

Chicago Dates at the Royal George: Saturday, September 7th - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8th - 2:00 p.m.

 

Jane Austen's PERSUASION
A Newly Revised Musical Drama
On tour to New York City!
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 8:00pm
Sunday, September 15, 4:00pm
DiCapo Opera Theatre
184 E 76th St New York, NY

 


"The Princess Bride"

An Opera by Steven Wallace

Michael sang the role of Prince Humperdink in the premiere of Steven Wallace's "The Princess Bride" an operatic adaptation of the Rob Reiner movie.

 


 

"Messiah"

North Park University

Michael sang "Thus saith the Lord", and "The Trumpet Shall Sound"

Spring Oratorio
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Anderson Chapel
Campus Map
Join the North Park University School of Music for its spring oratorio, Messiah. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, North Park University student ensembles will perform this beloved masterpiece alongside special guest artists the Callipygian Players and internationally acclaimed harpsichordist David Schrader.
Prior to the performance, former North Park music professor and scholar Gregory Athnos will present a free lecture at 6:00 pm in Brorson Lounge, located on the first floor of Old Main. His insight promises to deepen and enrich your experience of George Frideric Handel's oratorio.

Special Guest Artists
Callipygian Players
The Callipygian Players are a Baroque chamber music ensemble under the leadership of director and violinist Martin Davids. The ensemble is celebrated throughout Chicagoland for its innovative, dynamic concerts featuring music from the Baroque era, a period that spans from approximately 1600 to 1750.
David Schrader, harpsichordist
Dr. David Schrader is an internationally acclaimed musician specializing in the harpsichord, organ, piano, and fortepiano. A resident of Chicago, he is a faculty member of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and actively performs with various elite ensembles throughout the region. Dr. Schrader holds dual undergraduate music degrees in piano and organ and earned a doctor of music from the University of Indiana.


 

"Ba-ta-clan and Suor Angelica"

Ba-Ta-Clan and Suor Angelica

Friday and Saturday, April 19–20 at 7:30 p.m.

Hanson Hall - Room 23
Campus Map

The School of Music at North Park University proudly presents Jacques Offenbach's satirical opera Ba-Ta-Clan on a double bill alongside Giacomo Puccini's timeless Suor Angelica.

Directed by Michael Kotze and conducted by Nyela Basney, a full cast of students from the School of Music will perform on stage during this two-evening engagement in Room 23 of North Park's Hanson Hall.

Opera Synopses

Ba-Ta-Clan
Penned by German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach, Ba-Ta-Clan is the story of two French expatriates living in a faraway Chinese-speaking kingdom and in the service of King Fè-ni-han. The Frenchmen find themselves threatened with execution for their plot to overthrow the monarchy in this comedic satire.

Suor Angelica
Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica—the second opera in his celebrated Il Trittico—follows the plight of Angelica, a nun residing in a 17th century Tuscany convent. Sister Angelica, who birthed an illegitimate son seven years earlier, must process her sister's request to renounce her inheritance as well as cope with the recent news of the death of her long lost son.


"Sondheim Scenes (with a side of Menotti)"

Friday November 16th, 2012   8pm   The Musical Offering's "Music On M<adison" series presented:
 

Great scenes from Steven Sondheim's most popular shows-"Sweeney Todd", "Sunday in the Park with George", "Company", "Into the Woods", "Pacific Overture", "Follies" and more. "The Telephone", a one-act comic opera and arias from "The Medium", "The Consul" and "The Old Maid and the Thief" by Gian-Carlo Menotti. All performed in The Musical Offering's new Madison space.

Cast:
Adrianne Blanks, Matthew Dingels, Stuart Thompson, Ray Cunha, Diane Schoff, Kate Comegys, Jennifer McCormick, Michael Orlinsky, David Laub, Tracey Ford, Bradley Schuller, Elizabeth Jackson

Pianist:
Jennifer McCabe


The Knightly News
Chicago Opera Playhouse Presented:

Nov. 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the North Park Covenant Church.
5250 N. Christiana ave.

WORLD PREMIERE of Jonathan Stinson and Sarah Rogevich's operetta The Knightly News.

Director: Marie Sokolova

Founder and Artistic Director: Linden Christ

Sponsored by North Park Covenant Church
Featuring the NPCC Children's Chorus and Skokie Co-op choir.
Follow this mash-up of three different story tales told in a very new way.

To book a show near you go to... www.chicagooperaplayhouse.com


“Independent Women: and the men who would do anything to be with them.”

North Park University presented their annual opera scenes. There are many very interesting scenes from a broad spectrum of operatic repertoire. Michael performed in scenes from…

La Boheme – Marcello, le nozze di Figaro – The Count, Carmen – Dancairo, The Taming of the Shrew – Petruccio, Gianni Schicchi – Gianni Schicchi, A Little Night Music – Carl Magnus (Count Malcolm).

 


"The March"

Michael workshopped a scene from The March by Jonathan Stinson and Alan Marshall as Strom Thurmond.

Dates:

Sept. 29th @ 7:30 and Sept. 30th @ 2:00

77 W Washington St #2 Chicago, IL 60602


"Tosca"

Michael portrayed the roles of Angelotti and Sciarrone in Main Street Opera's Tosca.

Sept. 21st @ 7:30 and 23rd @ 2:00

District 214 Forest View Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights

Oct. 27th @ 6:00, 825 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL


"Tales of Hoffmann"

Michael portrayed Schlemil and Hermann in Katydid Productions les contes d'Hoffmann.

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16



"Opera Survey Class"

May 8th, 7:30 in Anderson Chapel - Free Admission

The 2012 Opera Survey class from North Park University will be performing in concert. Michael will be performing scenes from Salieri's Falstaff, Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers, and Britten's Albert Herring. Among other scenes.



 

"The Magic Flute"

April 27th - 7:30
April 29th - 3:00

The production was done in the LHA (Lecture Hall Auditiorium) on North Park University's Campus.

Artistic Director - Nyela Basney
Conductor - Dr. Tom Zelle
Stage Director - Mike Kotze
Chorus Master - Dr. Julia Davids
Assistant Coach - Terree Shofner-Emrich
Stage Manager - Giau Troung
Lighting Designer - Margaret Nelson
Costume Designer -Alex Shankle
Projection (set) Designer - John Boesche

Chorus - The North Park University Concert Choir

Cast... (in order of Appearance)

Tamino - Mitchell Owens
1st Lady - Bethany Brautigam
2nd Lady - Libby Jankowski
3rd Lady - Sammi Block
Papageno - Michael Orlinsky
1st Boy - Kylie Pascente
2nd Boy - Elizabeth Mason
3rd Boy - Lindsay Mecher
Queen of the Night - Alexandra Plattos
Pamina - Simonetta Pacek
Monostatos - Jonathon Larson
Three Slaves - Liz Jackson, Josh Pritchett, Nicolette Nazarowski
Speaker - Andrew Jorgenson
Sarastro - Peter Van de Graff
Second Priest - Josh Pritchett
Papagena - Jennifer McCormick
First Armored Man - Josh Pritchett
Second Armored Man - Andrew jorgenson



 

 

"The Seven Last Words of Christ"

Michael performed with the Saint Philomena Foundation singing the Baritone Solos for Dubois "The Seven Last Words of Christ" in a stunning mix of Dance, Theatre, and Oratorio with extremely refined performers in all of their facets. Clips from the performances can be found in the player under "Media".



"Fantasia on Christmas Carols"

The University of Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County Concert Choir will join with the Marshfield Symphony Orchestra on December 9, 2011. Featured at this concert will be baritone soloist Michael Orlinsky singing the Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Also joining the Concert Choir and Marshfield Symphony are many guest singers from local church and community choirs. The concert will feature familiar and new carols and carol settings, selections from Tchaikovsky’s seasonal favorite ballet The Nutcracker, and culminate with all the performers and the Handbell Choir from the First Presbyterian Church.”



"Lovers, Liars, and a Lullaby"

North Park University presented their Fall Season of Opera Scenes linked with their Opera Workshop class. Michael will be performing scenes in their opera class. Roles included are Guglielmo, Don Giovanni, and Archibald Grosvenor. November 11th and 12th at 7:30 P.M. in North Park University's Hanson Building Room 23.


"Sondheim Spectacular"

The "Sondheim Spectacular" produced by Wendy Moss. This production included fantastic young singers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas including Michael. These singers sang pieces from different Sondheim Musicals and works that Sondheim collaborated on. Michael sang pieces from shows such as "Company", "Sweeney Todd", "Follies", "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum", etc.


OperaWorks 2011

Michael was accepted into a program at Cal State Northridge called OperaWorks. This program is a very well known and reputable program that addresses acting as well as singing for opera. Michael was among 32 singers that were chosen out of nearly 300 auditioners. The program culminated on the last two nights (July 23rd and 24th) with a "3-act non-boring opera" called "Zombie A-pocolips". This included improvisation that weaved Arias from different operas into one storyline. Michael portrayed a patient in the Center for the Reality Impaired who believed himself to be a figment of another person's imagination.


"Marry Me a Little" with RagTag Entertainment

Michael sang as the Boy in "Marry Me a Little". This is a Sondheim Review that covers the topics of love. The songs from this review are a collection of songs that were cut from different Sondheim musicals. Some of the songs were later re-inserted in to the musicals.


"Dido and Aenaes" with Sin City Opera

Michael sang the role of Aenaes and The Sailor in Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aenaes". In this opera Dido is a depressed queen who is given the opportunity of love to a handsome prince. He pursues her and she fights him, but eventually gives in to love. The gods send Cupid to speak with Aenaes and tell him that great Jove commands that he leave Dido and return to Troy. After telling Dido this she scolds him and he begs her to let him stay. She demands that he leave and then kills herself.


World Premiere of "Pandemic"

William Waldrop and Bobby Williamson premiered their "flu-sical" called "Pandemic" in Las Vegas and Michael premiered the role of Chief Laymen. Chief Laymen is the Cheif of staff at one of NYC's "Most reputable bankrupt hospitals" He has teamed up with a leading pharmaceutical rep. and The Commander of The Center for Disease Control to spread Swine Flu and reap the profits from the vaccine. The vaccine was unknowingly created by the morally righteous Dr. Ludwig who only wants to get her patients out of her hospital healthy.


-Michael Elliot in Senior Recital at The University of Nevada Las Vegas

Michael Orlinsky (Elliot at the time) prepared a Recital in fulfillment of his bachelor's in music degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.


Musical Theatre World Premiere of "The Servant Soldier" by Marilu Helix

Michael Orlisnky's grandmother Marilu Helix wrote this musical for an easter performance. In this production, Michael will premiered the role of Jesus. The story follows the story of Jesus' crucifiction and resurrection paralleled with a similar story of a young military man who leaves his family to fight in the war overseas. This premiere took place in Concord, California.


- Madama Butterfly w/ UNLV Opera Theatre in the Judy Bayley Theatre

Madame Butterfly is a young Geisha who marries a young american military man who has no intentions of staying with her. He leaves her to go back home to America and marry a "real american woman". Butterfly waits for him for years withstanding the ridicule from her people and suitors that wish to marry her. Michael portrayed Yamadori, a wealthy suitor, and Uncle Yakuside, the drunken uncle. Michael also covered the role of Sharpless.


- The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti. Produced by Michael Elliot. March 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm. In the Starbright Theatre Tickets on sale at Mountain Shadows, Desert Vista & Pinnacle

- The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti. Produced by Michael Elliot. February 5, 2011 time of day 3:00 pm In the Sahara Library Multi-Purpose Room FREE The Sahara Library is just west of Fort Apache on Sahara..

- The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti. Produced by Michael Elliot. January 19, 2011 at 4:00 in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at UNLV.

- The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti. Produced by Michael Elliot. At the University United Methodist Church on Maryland Parkway. December 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Free.

Michael Orlinsky (Elliot at the time) produced his version of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s opera The Old Maid and the Thief. Set in the 1930’s just after prohibition, a handsome vagabond knocks at the back door of Miss Todd’s house. She secretly takes him in, and cares for him with the help of her housemaid Laetitia. Meanwhile, the newspaper reports that a man has escaped from the county jail. Will the women turn in their guest and face ridicule from the town? Perhaps they will harbor the handsome young man. One can only hope that Miss Todd’s nosy friend Miss Pinkerton doesn’t catch wind of the situation.


- Around the World in 80 Minutes w/ Opera Las Vegas

Michael Elliot and Athena Mertez are two aspiring young singers setting out on an adventure to hear great opera and possibly catch an audition or two. In their travels they encounter many operatic characters and songs. This benefit was an original script by Gloria Marinacci Allen.


- American Opera Scenes w/ UNLV Opera

UNLV presented scenes from American operas. Michael portrayed George from Of Mice and Men, Bob from The Old Maid and The Thief, and Top from The Tenderland. Preceding the event there was a tip of the hat to Musical Theatre. Michael was featured in a selection from Sweeney Todd as Sweeney Todd, among other great selections from the Musical Theatre repertoire.


- Gianni Schicchi w/ Danielle White 2010 (Gianni Schicchi)

Gianni Schicchi is a foreigner that is persuaded by his daughter to help the local relatives of the recently passed Buoso Donati. Buoso has left all of his money to a monastery and Gianni must devise a plan to re-write Buoso's will. Michael was asked to learn the comprimario role of Notaro and Dottore. In the early stages of this production an opportunity arose to perform a larger role, Simone. Weeks before the production occured another opportunity for the title role of Gianni Schicchi arose and Michael took on the challenge.


- Don Giovanni w/ Sieur Du Luth 2010 (Masetto)

Masetto is a simple peasant man who is about to be married in this opera. Don Giovanni comes in and tries to woo his bride to be before the marriage. The whole opera is a tangled web of Don Giovanni's past, present and intended to be future conquests of women. This production was a product from a summer program at the University of Duluth in Minnesota. Michael had originally been cast as the cover for Masetto but due to certain factors was given the opportunity to perform the actual role.


- Scenes program and Gala w/ Sieur Du Luth 2010

In this scenes program Michael performed the role of Guglielmo in the sextet from Cosi Fan Tutte where Don Alfonso introduces two men disguised as Albanians to two young women who have just wished their boyfriends farewell. The ladies reject these new suitors as they are faithful to their boyfriends. Little do the girls know that the disguised men are actually the boyfriends.

In the Gala Michael portrayed Papageno. Papageno is a chatterbox and doesn't always tell the truth. So, the three ladies of the night have put a padlock on his mouth. They release Papageno from the padlock under the condition that Papageno stop lying and accompany Tamino to save Pamina.


- Madama Butterfly w/ Nevada Opera Theatre 2010 (The Imperial Commissioner and Yamadori)


- The Magic Flute w/ UNLV Opera Theatre 2010 (The Speaker)


- La Boheme w/ Nevada Opera Theatre 2010 (Benoit and Alcindoro)


- L'elisir d'amore w/ Opera Las Vegas 2010 (Belcore Cover)


- Gianni Schicchi w/ UNLV Opera Theatre 2009 (Notaio)


- Cosi Fan Tutte w/ UNLV Opera Theatre 2008 (Don Alfonso cover and chorus)


- Of Thee I Sing w/ UNLV Choir 2008 (Fulton, Chairman of the Committee)