Jonathan Michie


Praised for his “vivid acting and virile baritone” (Bachtrack), in the 2022/23 season Jonathan Michie will create the role of Alan Turing in the world premiere of Justine Chen and David Simpatico’s The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing at Chicago Opera Theater.  He returns to Oper Leipzig for debuts as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Ned Keene in Peter Grimes, and Kühleborn in Lortzing’s Undine, all in brand new productions.  He will also reprise the roles of Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Konrad Nachtigall in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, and Zwerg Adi in Schneewittchen.  Recent seasons have included his Seattle Opera debut as Dandini in La Cenerentola, his Israeli Opera debut as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and a return to Florida Grand Opera for Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. His other recent roles with Oper Leipzig include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Marcello and Schaunard in La bohème, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Olivier in Capriccio, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Ping in Turandot.

Further roles with Oper Leipzig include Sonora in La fanciulla del West, Ottokar in Der Freischütz, the Gamekeeper in Rusalka, Le conseiller de Thou in Gounod’s Cinq-Mars, Valentin in Faust, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, Silvio in Pagliacci, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Tierbändiger in Lulu, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, der Einäugige in Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Hiram Otis in Getty’s The Canterville Ghost. He also recently joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Die Zauberflöte.  Other notable performances include: Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Donald in Billy Budd, Noye in Noye’s Fludde, the Vicar in Albert Herring, and Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Los Angeles Opera; Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Ping in Turandot, and Masetto in Don Giovanni with Florida Grand Opera; Prince Paul in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein and Baron Douphol in La traviata with the Santa Fe Opera; Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Finger Lakes Opera; Donald in Billy Budd with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Valentin in Faust at the Teatro Comunale Bolzano, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Beijing Music Festival, and Masetto in Don Giovanni with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival. While an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera, he sang his first performances of the Vicar in Albert Herring and Count Dominik in Arabella. He sang his first performances of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia as a member of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program in addition to an excerpt of J. Robert Oppenheimer in Adams’ Doctor Atomic in the Grand Finale Concert. He has also performed with Oper Halle, the Chautauqua Opera, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., the Steans Institute of Music at the Ravinia Festival, City Center Encores!, Opera Saratoga, and the Ohio Light Opera.

He made his European debut singing Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Slovenian Philharmonic. Also on the concert platform, he has sung excerpts from Die Zauberflöte with conductor Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Lortzing’s Zum Großadmiral with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Ich habe genug with Musica Sacra at Alice Tully Hall, and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the National Chorale at David Geffen Hall. He has also appeared in concert with the New World Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jonathan Michie has received awards from the International Robert Schumann Competition, the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, the Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Charles A. Lynam Competition, the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, the National Orpheus Competition, the Lotte Lehmann Foundation and the Liederkranz Foundation. He is the youngest first prize winner in the history of the Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition. He holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and has appeared in Off-Broadway and regional theater as a member of Actors’ Equity.

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