FEDERICO DE MICHELIS
About the artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Federico De Michelis has performed the roles of Balthazar in Donizetti’s La favorite (2020), Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Achillas in Julius Caesar (2017), Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers (2019), Colline in La bohème (2018), and other roles with HGO in recent seasons. In spring 2022, he gave a Live at The Cullen recital for HGO Digital. In the 2020-21 season, De Michelis returned to the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Colline in La bohème and performed the role at Seattle Opera. He also made his house debut at Dutch National Opera in the role of the Sagristano, in a new production directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Lorenzo Viotti. In concert, he sang Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, both with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville, Florida. Highlights of recent seasons include his house and role debut at Florida Grand Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni, his house debut at Palm Beach Opera as Figaro, and his house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers. On the concert stage, he has performed at Opera Louisiane’s opening night gala, and sung both Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the North Carolina Symphony. Born in Buenos Aires, De Michelis received third prize in HGO’s Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, and was named “Outstanding Student” by Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain.