Askonas Holt welcomes tenor Michele Angelini



We are delighted to welcome tenor Michele Angelini to our roster for management in Europe (excluding Italy) alongside his general management Étude Arts. The Italian-American tenor broke onto the European stage at the Rossini Opera Festival in 2006 as Count Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims, and shortly after created the role of Hänschen Rilow in the world premiere of Benoit Mernier’s opera Frühlings Erwachen at Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, which was also released on the Cypres label.

This summer, his debut performances at the Edinburgh International Festival as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia were met with high praise from critics:

“Not only is Michele Angelini’s voice technically astonishing, with breath control that can induce its own sharp intakes of breath from the audience, but also his Almaviva is spritely and cheerful, and a warm central character.”
Tim Bano, The Stage

“Making an already good production special was American tenor Michele Angelini as Count Almaviva, his ringing classical Italinate tone cutting right across the orchestra, clear as a bell and making it all look easy. He threw himself wholeheartedly into the role of many disguises, memorably as the drunken soldier climbing up a ladder out of the orchestra pit in steel blue and black army camouflage and shades.”
David Smythe, bachtrack

In the 2018/19 season, highlights will include returns to Staatsoper Berlin for performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini Stabat Mater at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC and Carnegie Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, plus his house debuts at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow in Il viaggio a Reims, and at Teatro Petruzelli, Bari as Argirio in Tancredi. He will also take part in the AIDS Galas in Berlin and Bonn.

A specialist in bel canto and Mozartian repertoire, Michele has performed on many of the world’s great stages, including: The Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, London, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Real de Madrid, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Opéra Royal de Versailles,

Michele will be represented at Askonas Holt by Mark Hildrew and Paul Meyer zu Schwabedissen.

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