Michael Spyres Tenor

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

The 2023/24 season sees him sing Gualtiero (Il Pirata) at Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Don José (Carmen) at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the title-role in Lohengrin at Opéra national du Rhin and Siegmund (Die Walkure) at the Bayreuth Festival.

Since 2015, Michael Spyres is also an impresario. He 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 translated libretti and actively teaches masterclasses.

The last years have seen him produce numerous events as well as five operas and gala concerts. Michael Spyres can be credited with many CDs and DVDs. In 2021, he was named Knight in the French Arts et des Lettres ordre.

At the Paris Opera: La clemenza di Tito (Tito Vaspasiano), 2017; Carmen (Don José), 2022

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 June to 11 July 2024

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