Federico De Michelis

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Argentinian bass-baritone Federico De Michelis, whom Opera News praised as, “singing with a deep-voiced authority” is a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and was previously a member of the Opera Studio of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, and a student at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. In the 2017/18 season, Mr. De Michelis will return to Houston Grand Opera as a principal artist as Achilla in Giulio Cesare; he will also make his debut with Palm Beach Opera, performing Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. On the concert stage, Mr. De Michelis will make his Philadelphia Orchestra debut performing Sciarrone in Tosca under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and present a series of concerts in Key West, Florida as part of the Florida Keys Concert Association.

In the 2016/17 season, Federico De Michelis performed Dr. Dulcamara in Houston Grand Opera’s production of L’Elisir d’Amore, conducted by Jane Glover. Other performances included Brander in La damnation de Faust with Aspen Music Festival, and at Des Moines Metro Opera, Mr. Flint and Timur in Billy Budd and Turandot, respectively.

In previous seasons at Houston Grand Opera, Mr. De Michelis performed the role of Thomas Betterton in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players conducted by Patrick Summers, Angelotti in Tosca, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, the King in The Little Prince, the cover of the title role and Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro, and selected scenes as Tiridate in Radamisto and Figaro. He also debuted at Aspen Music Festival, performing Colline in La Bohème. At the Auditorio Sony Madrid, the artist performed the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni, the title role in Don Pasquale and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola. While at the Opera Studio of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Mr. De Michelis performed Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Antonio in Il viaggio a Reims, El Hombre Mayor in Gandini’s contemporary opera La ciudad ausente, Johann in Werther, Narrator in Rota’s I due timidi, Plutone in Il ballo dell’ingrate, and Tempo in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

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Reviews

“Federico De Michelis is a knock-out, perhaps the best voice on stage, as actor and manager Thomas Betterton.”

Houston Chronicle

“Key featured performances are vocally accomplished and thoroughly in the spirit of the enterprise…[including] Federico de Michelis’ pompous King”

Houston Chronicle

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“Key featured performances are vocally accomplished and thoroughly in the spirit of the enterprise…[including] Federico de Michelis’ pompous King”

The Little Prince, Houston Grand Opera; Houston Chronicle