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ABOUT MICHAEL PORTER

Since Michael Porter left the opera studio to join the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt he has
been thrilling audiences with roles including Mozart's Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Ferrando (Così fan tutte). He appeared on the main stage in Oper Frankfurt in recital in 2019 and roles in 2021/22were Leander in a new production of Nielsen's Maskerade, Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow, Remendado in Carmen and Lysander in a new production of Britten's A
Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Recently Michael sang Truffaldino in The Love for three Orangesat Des Moines Metro Opera this summer and other roles for the company in 2023/24 include Rouvel in Giordano's Fedora, Narraboth (role debut) in Salome, Züngl in Der Traumgörge, Heinrich der Schreiber in a new productions of Wagner's
Tannhäuser and Cassio (another role debut) in Verdi's Otello.

Last season he enjoyed great success as Tamino, David (role debut), Ken, and Hyllus in new productions of Die Zauberflöte, Die Meistersinger, the unforgettable world premiere of Vito Žuraj's Blühen /
Blossoming, a stunning Barrie Kosky staging of Handel's Hercules, and Don Ottavio in Don

Giovanni.

His repertoire includes Andres (Wozzeck), The Novice (Billy Budd), Mosè (ll
serpente di bronzo), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer /The Flying Dutchman),
Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos), Helenus / Hylas (Les Troyens), Gaston / Ein Wächter
(Schwergewicht oder Die Ehre der Nation / Das geheime Königreich : Heavyweight or
the Honour of the Nation / The Secret Kingdom), Edmondo (Manon Lescaut) and a
Young Sailor (Tristan und Isolde). Guest engagements have included Monostatos in a
new production of Die Zauberflöteat the 2019 Salzburg Festival , Victorin / Gaston in
Die tote Stadt, a role he sang for the first time in Frankfurt, at the Semper Oper in
Dresden, a Squire (Parsifal) at the Staatsoper Berlin and the King in the world premiere
of Tonguecat at the Munich Opera Festival. He made his debut at Fort Worth Opera as
Brighella and sang Ernesto (Don Pasquale) at the Staatstheater in Oldenburg in
2020/21. Michael Porter was a member of the Opera Theatre St. Louis and Seagle
Music Colony's Young Artist programs.

AWARDS

Barbara and Stanley Richman Award 

Regional Encouragement Award

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2013

MONC 2013

EDUCATION

Studio Artist

Young Artist

Young Artist

Young Artist

B.M. Voice

Oper Frankfurt

Glimmerglass Festival

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis    

Seagle Music Colony    

Indiana University

2014 - 2015

2013

2012

2010 - 2011

2011

'Michael Porter excites with radiant tenor in the aria from Steuermann and illuminates the gloomy scenery with balladic heroism.'
                                                                                                                                           Opernetz

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