On Sunday, August 16th, the Glyndebourne Festival will stream a performance of Donizetti’s Poliuto with Michael starring in the title role, and Ana Maria Martinez as Paolina; Enrique Mazzola conducts the London Philharmonic.
The performance begins at 5 PM, UK time and noon EST, and will be available to watch on demand from 5pm on Sunday 16 August for seven days. A “behind the scene” video is also available on the Glyndebourne – Watch Online website.
Michael is the recipient of the distinguished Helpmann Award for 2015 in the “Best Male Performance in an Opera” category, for his performance in the title role of Faust with Opera Australia.
Named for the famed Australian ballet star Sir Robert Helpmann, the award was announced on July 27th, and presented by Live Performance Australia. It is given for achievements in musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, and dance.
This evening, Saturday, July 18th, Michael will appear as Rodolfo in a special concert of La Bohème presented by NDR Hannover. The concert, a new presentation of the NDR Classic Open Air, will take place in Maschpark, Hannover (Germany). Puccini’s opera will be televised throughout Germany by NDR.de, as well as live-streamed on NDR.de and Kery-Lynn Wilson will conduct the NDR Radio Philharmonie, directing a cast that includes Soprano Carmen Giannattasio as Mimi, Soprano Angel Joy Blue as Musetta, and Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as Marcello.
The program will air at 21:00hr (24 Hour Clock) – 9:00pm (12 Hour Clock). The performance starts at 3 PM EST.