This season, baritone Michael Todd Simpson returned to both the Metropolitan Opera for the new production of Guillaume Tell and as Escamillo in Carmen and to the Palm Beach Opera as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzanze. This summer he makes his European debut at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence as Escamillo in a new production of Carmen directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, and next season he returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Marcello in La bohéme.
His many roles include the title role in Eugene Onegin, Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte,Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Silvio in Pagliacci, Escamillo in both Carmen and Le Tragedie de Carmen, Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, Hermann and Schlemil in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Lescaut in Manon, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ravenal in Show Boat, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He has appeared all over the U.S. in opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Cleveland Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, and the Ft. Worth Opera, and internationally at Opera North (U.K), Opera Australia (in Australia and Taiwan), and the NCPA in Beijing.
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