Michael Spyres Tenor

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Biography

Born in Ozarks, United-States, Michael Spyres is performing at La Scala in Milan, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Dutch National Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Carnegie Hall, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the Salzburg Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Festival Rossini in Pesaro, the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms, in a large repertoire ranging from from Baroque to Classical to 20th century. 

Season 2022/23 will see him in Idomeneo (title-role) and Norma (Pollione) at the New York Metropolitan Opera, and Sémélé (Jupiter) at the Bayerische Staatsoper Festival in Munich. 

In concert, he will sing the tenor solo part of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, the solo tenor part in Verdi’s Requiem at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Handel's Messiah in London, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Manchester, the title-role in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra, Pollione in Hamburg and Cologne, and Don José (Carmen) in Strasburg and London. Concerts and recitals will lead him to New York, Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Montpellier, Nîmes and Antwerp. 

Since 2015, Michael Spyres has also been an impresario. Mr. Spyres has been the Artistic Director of his hometown opera company, the Ozarks Lyric Opera and has been involved in every aspect of the renaissance of his regional company. He has also translated libretti and is teaching masterclasses. 

The last years have seen him produce numerous events as well as five operas and gala concerts. Michael Spyres has 8 DVD’s and 26 CD’s to his name and, in 2021, he was nominated Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.    

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023
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