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«), L�har´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.

In 2013, he became 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 2014 he has been heard in concerts in Australia, France and Germany. In 2015, he returns to Berlin´s Komische Oper and Staatsoper.

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