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No under 5s will be admitted.
Approximately 2 hours 8 minutes, including one interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.
Supported by the WNO La bohème Appeal
Welsh National Opera
Giacomo Puccini - Cast
Wed 31 Oct - Sat 3 November 2012
Wed, Fri & Sat 7.15pm
Michelle studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the National Opera Studio winning the prestigious Maggie Teyte Prize.
She made her critically acclaimed soprano debut as Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia for the Buxton Festival. She made her English National Opera debut singing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and was invited back to sing the title role in Lehar’s The Merry Widow, she has subsequently sung the role of Mimi in Jonathan Miller’s production of La Boheme .
Other roles include Pannochka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Maiskaya Noch (Garsington Opera), Giulietta in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno (Buxton Festival), Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera), Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (Garsington Opera) and Ascanius in Berlioz’s Les Troyens (Edinburgh International Festival).
As a mezzo-soprano she was a company principal at Scottish Opera and also worked for Glyndebourne, Buxton Festival, Garsington Opera, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Raymond Gubbay, Lille and Opéra Comique Paris in roles such as Rosina, Cherubino, Dorabella, Annio and Hermia.
In concert she has performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square, the Sorbonne Paris, the Britten Sinfonia, the Hallé Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Tibor Varga Sion Festival Switzerland, the Manchester Camerata, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
Michelle made her WNO debut last season singing the role of Liu in Puccini’s Turandot.