Federico De Michelis

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Argentinian bass-baritone Federico De Michelis, who “sings with a deep-voiced authority” (Opera News) is in his second year 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 2016/17 season, Federico De Michelis will perform Dr. Dulcamara in Houston Grand Opera’s production of L’Elisir d’Amore, conducted by Jane Glover. Other performances include Colline in La Bohème with Aspen Music Festival.

In previous seasons, 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 inEugene 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, all at Houston Grand Opera. 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