TENOR BRIAN MICHAEL
has finished his second year in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program where he was seen this past season as Gastone in La Traviata. He joins the Frankfurt Opera ensemble this fall and will be seen in Bellini’s I Puritani (Sir Bruno Robertson), Offenbach’s Die Banditen (Graf von Gloria-Cassis), Bizet’s Carmen (Le Remendado), Massenet’s Werther (Schmidt), and Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites (Chaplain). Brian was scheduled to perform the prince Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro Municipal de Chile in Santiago, Chile, as well as Lensky in Wolf Trap Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin, however both productions were canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. He made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera in 2018 as The Song Seller in the 100th Anniversary performances of Puccini’s Il Trittico as well as Second Priest in the Met’s abridged version of The Magic Flute.