Michael Wanko

wanko-michael-2015-headshot Bass-Baritone Michael Wanko loves to entertain audiences and has concentrated on the comedic roles in opera, operetta and musical-theatre.  Mr. Wanko worked for 10 seasons at the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center performing Leporello DON GIOVANNI, Sacristan TOSCA, Dr. Bartolo LE NOZZE DI FIGARO among numerous other roles.  He made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in concert performances of TOSCA conducted by Lorin Maazel.  Mr. Wanko has performed Dulcamara L’ELISIR D’AMORE with Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Grand Rapids, Lake George Opera & The Mississippi Opera.  He has performed & covered the title role in GIANNI SCHICCHI with the Utah Symphony & Opera, New York City Opera and Opera East Texas.  In addition he has performed Dr. Bartolo in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with the Utah Symphony & Opera.  Mr Wanko has recently returned to Utah Opera in 2015 as the Sacristan TOSCA and in 2016 for Baron Zeta THE MERRY WIDOW.

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Robert Gilder
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