Federico De Michelis



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 current season, Federico De Michelis will make a house and role debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Florida Grand Opera, Colline in La Bohème with Seattle Opera, and return to Houston Grand Opera for Balthazar in La favorite. Orchestral highlights include Messiah with the North Carolina Symphony.

In the 2018/19 season, Federico De Michelis returned to the Houston Grand Opera, first as Colline in La bohème, then as Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, a role he reprised for his debut with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He also reprised the role of Mr. Flint in Billy Budd with Central City Opera. Other appearances included a debut with the North Carolina Symphony in the Mozart Mass in C Minor.

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“The other two roommates in the garret are excellent foils to the dreamy Rodolfo and the explosive Marcello. Bass Federico de Michelis’ Colline steals the show with his last act and melancholy farewell to his worn topcoat. He plans to hock it to get Mimi some medicine—too late as it turns out. Baritone Geoffrey Hahn’s Schaunard offers a completely different personality to the four rowdy guys. He brings a touch of humor to the more serious goings-on. Anyone who has been to a college beer bust will know that their horseplay in both the first and forth acts is believable.”

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs

Theater Jones

Bass Federico De Michelis sang with a depth and sturdiness that gave stature to Nourabad, the high priest.

Steven Brown

Texas Classical Review

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

Joseph Campana

Houston Chronicle

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“Bass Federico de Michelis’ Colline balanced depth and gentleness in his Act 4 farewell to the coat headed to the pawnshop.”

Steven Brown, Texas Classical Review

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

Everett Evans, Houston Grand Opera; Houston Chronicle