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Michael Porter

Tenor

Michael Porter
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Michael Porter, who left the Opera Studio to join the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2015/16, recently enjoyed great success with three new roles: Mozart's Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni). During the 2018/19 season this American tenor will sing Tamino for the first time in Die Zauberflöte, Andres in Wozzeck, Sir Bruno Robertson in a new productioni of I puritani, repeat his portrayals of Raoul de St. Brioche (Die lustige Witwe), Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Remendado (Carmen) and be heard in recital in May 2019. Recent roles with which he has enjoyed great success in Frankfurt have included The Novice (Billy Budd), Mose (Zelenka's ll serpente di bronzo), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman) and Helenus / Hylas (in a new production of Les Troyens). Guest engagements take Michael Porter to the 2018 Salzburg Festival to sing Monostatos in a new production of Die Zauberflöte. He also sang Victorin/Gaston (Die tote Stadt / The Dead City) – a role he sang in Frankfurt – at the Semperoper in Dresden, a Squire (Parsifal) at the Staatsoper Berlin and the King in the world premiere of Tonguecat at the Munich Opera Festival. He made his debut at Forth Worth Opera singing Brighella. Michael Porter was a member of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis' and Seagle Music Colony's Young Artist Programs.