Michael Smallwood
His operatic roles span the length and breadth of the repertoire: from Montiverdi´s »Orfeo«, Handel´s Acis, Grimoaldo (»Rodelinda«), Lurcanio (»Ariodante«) and Oronte (»Alcina«), Mozart´s Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando, Don Ottavio and Arbace, Gluck´s Orphee and Renaud (»Armide«) through Wagner´s David, von Flotow´s Lyonel (»Martha«), Verdi´s Fenton, Strauss´ Flamand and Henry Morosus (»Die Schweigsame Frau«), Kudrjas (»Katya Kabanova«), Lysander and Flute (»A Midsummer Night´s Dream«) and Albert Herring, Berg´s Andres (»Wozzeck«) and Maler (»Lulu«). In operetta, he has been heard as Alfred (»Die Fledermaus«), Lehar´s Camille and Bernstein’s Candide. No stranger to modern music, he has performed works by Luigi Nono, Hans Werner Henze, Bernd Alois Zimmerman, Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Dove, Olga Neuwirth, Ned Rorem and Philip Glass.

From 2013-2016, he was a member of the ensemble in Essen´s renowned Aalto Theater, focusing on the works of Mozart (Tamino, Ottavio, Ferrando, Belmonte, Arbace), Handel (Lurcanio/Ariodante) and Strauss (Brighella/Airadne, Henry Morosus/Die Schwiegsame Frau). In the 2017/18 season, he makes this début in a new production of »Die Zauberfloete« conducted by René Jacobs at Theater an der Wien, and returns to Berlin´s Staatsoper, the Opera National de Paris, and will be heard in concerts in Australia, France and Germany. In 2018, He will appear in new productions at Berlin’s Staatsoper (Rameau´s »Hippolyte et Aricie« conducted by Sir Simon Rattle) and debut at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence in Tosca.

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