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American baritone Michael Chioldi has quickly gained the reputation as one of the most sought-after dramatic baritones of his generation. He recently returned to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in the role of Miller in Luisa Miller, appearing with such esteemed artists as Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala. He has performed at nearly every major American opera house, including The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Utah Opera, Virginia Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Palm Beach Opera, Arizona Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Ft. Worth Opera. He has also appeared internationally in opera productions at the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Opera de Oviedo, the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan, and the Macau International Music Festival.

Chioldi has performed with symphony orchestras around North America, Europe, and Asia, including the New York Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.) under Mo. Leonard Slatkin, as well as the New Jersey, New Haven, and Houston Symphony Orchestras, the Santa Fe Concert Association, the Städtisches Orchester Pforzheim, the Oviedo Philharmonia, and the Shenzhen Belt & Road International Festival.

Performances in the 2019-20 season include his debut with Atlanta Opera as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, his return to Utah Opera as Germont in La Traviata, the title of role of Eugene Onegin at Palm Beach Opera, Tonio in I Pagliacci at Portland Opera, the title role of Rigoletto at Austin Opera, Scarpia in Tosca with Opera San Antonio, the title role of Henry VIII with Odyssey Opera (Boston).

Chioldi has been the recipient of numerous competition awards and honors, including The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, MacAllister Vocal Awards, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Sullivan Foundation, and the Anna Case-MacKay Award. He received his Bachelors’ degree from West Virginia University, and his Masters’ degree from Yale University. His recordings appear on the Sony Classical, BMG, Accord and Newport Classics labels. Mr. Chioldi makes his home in New York City.

JUNE 2019