Michael Spyres

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    Michael Spyres in Candide (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Michael Spyres in Candide (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Michael Spyres in Candide (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Michael Spyres in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Michael Spyres in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Michael Spyres in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Michael Spyres in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Michael Spyres in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Michael Spyres in Candide (Seizoen 2009-2010)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Michael Spyres in Candide (Seizoen 2009-2010)

Candide in Candide

Biography

Michael Spyres comes from a very musical family in Missouri.
 
Education
Konservatorium Wien; Young Artist with Opera Theatre Saint Louis
"Most Musical Family", 2002 (Governor of Missouri, U.S.A.)

Debut
Rodolfo/La Bohème (Opera Theatre Saint Louis’ touring production)

Highlights
Jacquino/Fidelio (Teatro San Carlo Napoli); Otello/Otello (Wildbad Rossini Festival); Tamino/Die Zauberflöte (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Liège); Alfredo/La Traviata (Tour Japan); Alberto/La Gazzetta (Wildbad Rossini Festival); Raoul/Les Huguenots; Belfiore/Il viaggio a Reims (Teatro Alla Scala Milano); Candide/Candide (Vlaamse Opera); Tybalt/Roméo et Juliette (Salzburger Festspiele); Néocle/Le Siege de Corinthe (Wildbad Rossini Festival); Ozia/La Betulia Liberata (Salzburg Whitsun Festival); Roméo/Roméo et Juliette (Opera Ireland); Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola (Teatro Comunale di Bologna); Alfred/Die Fledermaus (Chicago Lyric Opera); Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz) with Gardiner (Paris Opéra Comique); Arnold/Guillaume Tell (Caramoor Festival, NY); Baldassare/Ciro in Babilonia (Rossini Festival Pesaro)

Worked with
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Recent and future productions
Masaniello/La Muette de Portici (Opéra Comique de Paris); Faust/La Damnation de Faust (Vlaamse Opera); Rodrigo/La donna del lago (Covent Garden, Teatro Alla Scala Milano, Covent Garden); Candide/Candide (Vlaamse Opera)

Last update on 14 August 2012

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Warm-up La Damnation de Faust