With Saint-Saens’ Samson & Dalila — which opens the Dallas Opera’s season this week — Chioldi marks his Dallas debut.


“The music is beautiful, hauntingly beautiful I would say,” explains baritone Michael Chioldi. “It’s melodic and dissonant at the same time. It’s everything you want it to be — it’s a real piece of genius.”


Michael sings the title role in Rigoletto with Opera Las Vegas.


 At 19:50 GMT - tune in to KMFA 89.5 | Austin's Classical Radio Station for a live broadcast of Austin Opera's Madama Butterfly,  Michael sings the role of Sharpless.


Chautauqua Opera has announced that Michael Chioldi will be Artist in Residence this summer. He will also sing Macbeth on July 11 as well as work closely with the members of the Young Artists Program.


This production of Macbeth will be his fifth appearance with Palm Beach Opera, and the third in a row, having appeared last season as a smooth-voiced Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata and the season before that as Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. He said opera careers are supposed to be built for longevity, something increasingly difficult in a technology-dominated age in which “everything has to happen right away, and right now, and they want it newer, younger and prettier. And a lot of people have fallen into that,” he said.

Michael Chioldi sings opposite Alicia Berneche in a rehearsal for the El Paso Opera production of "Marriage of Figaro."
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Michael talks about taking the title role in the Washington National Opera's production of Hamlet!

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