Tenor

Michele Angelini

“The singers were very good, too, led by a really first rate Count from young American tenor Michele Angelini. He has a light voice that suits the orchestral palette well, but it’s brilliantly agile, allowing him to negotiate the coloratura with real flair, as well as managing his regular leaps into the stratosphere with dashing aplomb.”
Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard

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Introduction

Italian-American tenor Michele Angelini made his European debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as Count Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims and sang the part of Hänschen Rilow in the world premiere of Benoit Mernier’s opera Frühlings Erwachen at Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, which was also released on the Cypress Records Label.

In the 18/19 season, highlights include a return to Staatsoper Berlin for performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia; performances of Rossini’s Stabat Mater conducted by Gianandrea Noseda with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC and Carnegie Hall New York and his house debuts at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow in Il viaggio a Reims, and at Teatro Petruzelli, Bari as Argirio in Tancredi. He will take part in the AIDS Galas in Berlin and Bonn and sing Barbiere in concert in Bremen’s Die Glocke with Jérémie Rhorer. Looking ahead Michele will give his house debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Tokyo’s New National Theatre.


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    21 Jul 19 ROSSINI Matilde di Shabran
    Rossini in Wildbad

    “With convincing intensity, he portrayed the unpleasant boss, who is feared by all and has only confidence in his family doctor, and shines with strong a tenor, which has large volume in the middle position and also masters the high notes without force. At the end of the second act, he puts on his great aria, “Anima mia, Matilde,” when he decides to follow the wrongly cast out lover to his death.”
    Thomas Molke, omm.de

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    07 Aug 18 ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia
    Edinburgh International Festival

    “Not only is Michele Angelini’s voice technically astonishing, with breath control that can induce its own sharp intakes of breath from the audience, but also his Almaviva is spritely and cheerful, and a warm central character.”
    Tim Bano, The Stage

    “Michele Angelini’s performance as Count Almaviva combines vocal gymnastics with easeful portrayal of the conniving aristocrat.”
    Ken Walton, The Scotsman

    “Making an already good production special was American tenor Michele Angelini as Count Almaviva, his ringing classical Italinate tone cutting right across the orchestra, clear as a bell and making it all look easy. He threw himself wholeheartedly into the role of many disguises, memorably as the drunken soldier climbing up a ladder out of the orchestra pit in steel blue and black army camouflage and shades.”
    David Smythe, bachtrack

    “Michele Angelini’s Count Almaviva is a young man, with a young man’s voice, at times of great sweetness. His top notes are exuberant shouts of joy, of glee even.”
    Catriona Graham,

    “The singers were very good, too, led by a really first rate Count from young American tenor Michele Angelini. He has a light voice that suits the orchestral palette well, but it’s brilliantly agile, allowing him to negotiate the coloratura with real flair, as well as managing his regular leaps into the stratosphere with dashing aplomb.”
    Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard

Repertoire

BELLINI
Elvino – La sonnambula
Arturo – I puritani*
Tebaldo – I Capuleti e i Montecchi*

BERLIOZ
Iopas – Les Troyens

BIZET
Nadir – Les pêcheurs de perles

BRITTEN
Lysander – A Midsummer Night’s Dream*

CHABRIER
Nangis – Le roi malgré lui

DONIZETTI
Ernesto – Don Pasquale
Tonio – La fille du régiment
Gennaro – Lucrezia Borgia
Percy – Anna Bolena*

GLUCK
Orphée – Orphée et Eurydice
Lubin – L’arbre enchantée

HANDEL
Judas – Judas Maccabeus
The Messiah
Grimoaldo – Rodelinda

HAYDN
Gernando – L’isola disabitata
The Great Organ Mass

MASSENET
Nicias – Thaïs

MERNIER
Hänschen Rilow – Frühlings Erwachen

MOZART
Ferrando – Così fan tutte
Don Ottavio – Don Giovanni
Scipio – Il sogno di Scipione
Belmonte – Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Requiem
The Little Organ Mass

ORFF
Soloist – Carmina Burana

ROSSINI
Rinaldo – Armida
Conte Almaviva – Il barbiere di Siviglia
Don Ramiro – La cenerentola
Uberto/Giocomo V – La donna del lago
Giannetto – La gazza ladra
Ruodi (Pêcheur) – Guillaume Tell
Lindoro – L’italiana in Algeri
Aménophis – Moïse et Pharaon
Osiride – Mosè in Egitto
Rodrigo – Otello
Idreno – Semiramide
Argirio – Tancredi
Don Narciso – Il turco in Italia
Conte di Libenskof – Il viaggio a Reims
Stabat Mater
Petite Messe Solennelle

VERDI
Fenton – Falstaff
Duke of Mantua – Rigoletto*

* under preparation