Michael Porter



Since Michael Porter left the opera studio to join the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt he has been thrilling audiences with roles including Mozart's Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) - which he repeats at the end of this season -  Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte). He appeared here in recital in 2019 and roles in 2021/22 were Leander in a new production of Nielsen's Maskerade, Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow, Remendado in Carmen and Lysander in a new production of Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He sang Truffaldino in The Love for three Orangesat Des Moines Metro Opera this summer and other roles for the company in 2023/24 include Rouvel in Giordano's Fedora, Narraboth (role debut) in Salome, Züngl & Heinrich der Schreiber in new productions of Zemlinsky's George the Dreamer & Wagner's Tannhäuser and Cassio (another role debut) in Verdi's Otello. Last season he enjoyed great success as Tamino, David (role debut), Ken & Hyllus in new productions of Die Zauberflöte, Die Meistersinger, the unforgettable world premiere of Vito Žuraj's Blühen / Blossoming & a stunning Kosky staging of Handel's Hercules, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.  His repertoire includes Andres (Wozzeck), The Novice (Billy Budd), Mosè (ll serpente di bronzo), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer  /The Flying Dutchman), Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos), Helenus / Hylas (Les Troyens), Gaston / Ein Wächter (Schwergewicht oder Die Ehre der Nation / Das geheime Königreich : Heavyweight or the Honour of the Nation / The Secret Kingdom), Edmondo (Manon Lescaut) and a Young Sailor (Tristan und Isolde). Guest engagements have included Monostatos in a new production of Die Zauberflöteat the 2019 Salzburg Festival , Victorin / Gaston in Die tote Stadt, a role he sang for the first time in Frankfurt, at the Semper Oper in Dresden, a Squire (Parsifal) at the Staatsoper Berlin and the King in the world premiere of Tonguecat at the Munich Opera Festival. He made his debut at Fort Worth Opera as Brighella and sang Ernesto (Don Pasquale) at the Staatstheater in Oldenburg in 2020/21.  Michael Porter was a member of the Opera Theatre St. Louis and Seagle Music Colony's Young Artist programs.