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. He was previously a member of the Opera Studio of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, as well as 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, sing Colline in La Bohème with Seattle Opera, and return to Houston Grand Opera for Balthazar in La favorite. Orchestral highlights include the 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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”Among the strong supporting cast, Federico de Michelis makes a suitably imperious Balthazar, Fernand’s superior and father of the elusive offstage Queen. His iron-clad bass-baritone has little difficulty conveying wrathful authority, anchoring the rousing chorus scene of Act II’s finale”.

Chris Gray

Houston Chronicle

“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.”

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