Jonathan Michie



Baritone Ensemble of the Oper Leipzig since 2012/13

2022/23 - title role in "Don Giovanni", Kühleborn in "Undine", Ned Keene in "Peter Grimes", Belcore in "Der Liebestrank", Dancairo in "Carmen", Konrad Nachtigall in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", 2nd Hofschranz / Dwarf Adi in "Snow White"

HOMETOWN - Rochester, New York, USA

EDUCATION - Eastman School of Music, Florida Grand Opera Studio, Merola Opera Program

IMPORTANT DIRECTORS - Sir Andrew Davis, James Conlon, Ulf Schirmer, Lidiya Yankovskaya, Frédéric Chaslin, Jonathan Darlington, Alessandro De Marchi, David Reiland, Ramon Tebar, Christoph Gedschold

IMPORTANT DIRECTORS - Stephen Wadsworth, Deborah Warner, Francesca Zambello, Lindy Hume, Paul Curran, Renaud Doucet, Martin Lyngbo, Anthony Pilavachi

MAJOR ROLES AT THE OPER LEIPZIG - Marcello in "La Bohème", Papageno in "Die Zauberflöte", Figaro in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", Dandini in "La Cenerentola", Ping in "Turandot", Valentin in "Faust", Silvio in "Pagliacci", Harlequin in "Ariadne auf Naxos", Malatesta in "Don Pasquale".

GUEST ROLES - Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Chicago Opera Theater, Israeli Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Theater Bremen, Ravinia Festival, Slovenian Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Munich Radio Orchestra

OTHER MAJOR ROLES - Count Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro", Figaro in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", Papageno in "Die Zauberflöte", Eisenstein in "Die Fledermaus", Prince Paul in "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein", Mercutio in "Roméo et Juliette", Ping in "Turandot", Donald in "Billy Budd", The Vicar in "Albert Herring"

HONORS / AWARDS - Laureate of the William Matheus Sullivan-, Kurt Weill-, Licia Albanese-Puccini and the Lotte Lehmann-Foundation and at the International Robert Schumann Competition, among others

LINK Homepage - https://www.jonathanmichie.com/

Favourite quote from a work, an opera, a book, a Netflix series ...?
"Success is like failure, It's how you perceive it, It's what you do with it, Not how you achieve it." - (Stephen Sondheim from "Merrily We Roll Along")

Favourite place in Leipzig and why?
The Rosental - To meet friends and watch the seasons go by.

Favourite moment on the evening of a performance?
The last moments before a performance starts: a unique mixture of nervousness and excitement.