Michael Wade Lee

Michael Wade Lee

Continuing to thrill audiences worldwide with his powerful voice and amazing performances, critics hail American tenor Michael Wade Lee as “that rarity among operatic tenors, a really good-looking, virile, well-built and gifted thespian with a wide-ranging voice to match.” A seasoned performer on the operatic stage, he has sung with some of the most respected companies in the world including the Greek National Opera, Staatstheater Mainz, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, St Petersburg Opera, New York City Opera, San Antonio Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, El Paso Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. Most recently, Mr. Lee captivated the UK audience as Nemorino L’ELISIR D’AMORE with glowing reviews at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. In the 2011-2012 season Mr. Lee returned to Ireland for his first Manrico IL TROVATORE, reprised Tamino THE MAGIC FLUTE in Poland, debuted his first Hoffmann LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN in the states and covered the Prince RUSALKA with the Royal Opera House in London.   Mr. Lee recently performed the role of Radames AIDA with Lyric Opera Productions in Dublin as well as the roles of the Duke RIGOLETTO with Pittsburgh Opera and Cassio OTELLO with Opera North (UK),  the title-role STIFFELIO for Krefeld/Moehnchengladbach, Alfredo LA TRAVIATA for Boston Lyric Opera, Calaf TURANDOT for Aalto-Theater Essen and Il Duca RIGOLETTO for Opera Birmingham (US).  Future roles include Don Jose CARMEN and Gabriele Adorno SIMON BOCCANEGRA for Theater Osnabrueck, Radames AIDA for the Estonian National Opera and Riccardo UN BALLO IN MASCHERA for Aalto-Theater Essen.

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