For English National Opera Michelle has performed the roles of Feklusha in Janacek’s KATYA KABANOVA which was broadcast by the BBC and Cretan Woman in Katie Mitchell’s production of Mozart’s IDOMENEO. Also for ENO, Michelle has understudied Third Lady THE MAGIC FLUTE, Madam Larina in Deborah Warner’s production of EUGENE ONEGIN and the the role of Vlasta in the ENO UK premiere of Weinburg’s THE PASSENGER. Michelle was a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in the summer of 2011 and performed in the company’s production of Wagner’s DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG and Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI. For British Youth Opera Michelle has performed the role of Suzy in Puccini’s LA RONDINE, Nancy (cover) in Britten’s ALBERT HERRING and Madam Larina (cover) in EUGENE ONEGIN.
Michelle is also in demand as a concert singer and has performed recitals at both the National Concert Hall Dublin and the Waterfront Hall Belfast. Recent concerts include a performance of American Songbook repertoire at The Pheasantry, Chelsea London and Mendelsohnn’s Elijah for the Dublin Jubilate Choir and the Wokingham Choral Society. Other performances include an opera gala concert for the LGSO at Milton Court, Barbican and a recital featuring repertoire from The American Songbook at the NCH, Dublin, Mozart’s Requiem at Saint Martin in the Fields and Rossini’s Petit Messe Solenelle at Odiham, Hampshire, Handel’s Messiah for Putney Choral Society.
Michelle is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and performed the part of Mystery in Purcell’s THE FAIRY QUEEN at Snape Maltings. Michelle has also been a Wexford Festival Opera Young Artist and has performed at the Theatre Royal Wexford and was a semi-finalist in the Julian Gayarre International Vocal Competition, Teatro Gayarre de Pamplona, 2008.
Michelle is also a jazz singer and song writer and released her self-penned EP Melodramas in 2014. She performs regularly with her band in Berlin and London.
Michelle is recipient of awards from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, The HSBC Scholarship Fund and The Arts Council of Ireland.