Colline in La bohème, Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers. Previously: Achillas in Julius Caesar (2017); selected performances of Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Thomas Betterton in the world premiere of Prince of Players, Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro (2016); performances of Angelotti in Tosca, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, and the King in The Little Prince (2015).Third prize winner in the 2015 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2015–17).
About the Artist:
Argentinian bass-baritone Federico De Michelis, a recent graduate of the HGO Studio (2015–17), has been seen at HGO as Achillas in Julius Caesar (2017); selected performances of Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Thomas Betterton in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players, and Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro (all in 2016); and performances of Angelotti in Tosca, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, and the King in The Little Prince (2015).He 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, he will return to HGO as Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, a role he will reprise for his debut with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and a debut with the North Carolina Symphony in the Mozart Mass in C Minor. Recent performances include his debut with Palm Beach Opera as the title role in The Marriage of Figaro; his Philadelphia Orchestra debut performing Sciarrone in Tosca under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin; a series of concerts in Key West, Florida, as part of the Florida Keys Concert Association; Brander in La damnation de Faust with Aspen Music Festival; and Mr. Flint and Timur in Billy Budd and Turandot, respectively, with Des Moines Metro Opera.