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Michael Bell

Tenor

Victoria Tralongo

Michael's recent credits include Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with both Longwood Opera and Opera del West, a solo in his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Porgy and Bess, La Cenerentola and The Merry Widow with Opera New Jersey, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Longwood Opera, Basilio and Don Curzio in Worcester Opera Works' Marriage of Figaro, tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with Commonwealth Opera, Andy in Opera Providence's Treemonisha. This coming spring he will debut with San Francisco Opera.

Michael got his start in opera in 2004 with Boston Opera Project's Regina, eleven years after giving up music altogether, having previously been an a cappella/jazz/barbershop singer. His first named role of Coalhouse in Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Ragtime saw him nominated as a finalist for Best Actor in a Musical by New Hampshire Theatre Awards. He went on to perform as  Matthew Henson in Ragtime a second time, Fairfax in Yeomen of the Guard, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore, Ernest Dummkopf in The Grand Duke, Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, and Dr. Caius in Falstaff. Megan Grumbling of the Portland Phoenix touted him as having "a rich bellow and stylistic pride" as Coalhouse, while Nancy Burstein with the Trumpet Bray was "delighted with [his] tenor voice and manly bearing as Fairfax" in Yeomen of the Guard.

Michael currently studies with Janice Edwards in Manchester, NH.

 

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