Michael Sumuel
United States



Butler Studio alumnus Michael Sumuel has been seen regularly at HGO in roles such as Marcello in La bohème (2018), Belcore in The Elixir of Love (2016), Papageno in The Magic Flute (2015), Superintendent Frank in Die Fledermaus (2013), Masetto in Don Giovanni (2013), and many more. During the 2023-24 season Sumuel’s engagements include singing Reginald in a new production of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at the Metropolitan Opera and the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen at Detroit Opera. During the 2022-23 season he returned to the Metropolitan Opera to perform the role Belcore in The Elixir of Love; he also performed the role of the Father in Blue with English National Opera, Elviro in Xerxes with Detroit Opera, and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro with Pittsburgh Opera. During the 2021-22 season Sumuel performed the role of Jesus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with LA Opera, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro with Seattle Opera, Escamillo in Carmen with The Santa Fe Opera, a concert of arias to open The Dallas Opera season, the King in Massenet’s Cinderella with the Metropolitan Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera San Antonio, and Escamillo with Chicago Opera Theater. Sumuel is the recipient of a Richard Tucker Career Grant. He is a Metropolitan Opera National Council audition Grand Finalist and a winner of the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.


Dr. Dulcamara: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE 2009-10 (Alternate cast)

Noble of Brabant: LOHENGRIN 2009-10

Sciarrone: TOSCA 2009-10 (Mainstage and Miller Outdoor Theatre)

Narumoff: THE QUEEN OF SPADES 2009-10

Sharpless: MADAME BUTTERFLY 2010-11 (Mainstage and Miller Outdoor Theatre)

Motorcycle Cop/Prison Guard: DEAD MAN WALKING 2010-11


Lackey: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 2010-11

Schaunard: LA BOHÈME 2012-13 (Mainstage, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

Masetto: DON GIOVANNI 2012-13

Superintendent Frank: DIE FLEDERMAUS 2013-14 (Mainstage and Miller Outdoor Theatre)

Papageno: THE MAGIC FLUTE 2014-15

Belcore: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE 2016-17

Marcello: LA BOHÈME 2018-19