The 2017/18 season will be a very exciting one for Michael. On September 11th, he will open the Royal Opera as Rodolfo in the company’s new production of La bohème to be conducted by Anthony Pappano. This will be the ROH’s first new production of this opera in over 40 years. He returns to the company for the Duke in Rigoletto – the role that will serve as his debut at the Los Angeles Opera. Michael will also perform his first Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon at the San Francisco Opera, appear in a recital for Oper Frankfurt, and return to the Metropolitan Opera for Rodolfo in La bohème and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, a role he will reprise for Opera Australia.
Both the La bohème and Rigoletto from the Royal Opera will be shown internationally in HD broadcasts, as will the La bohème from the Metropolitan Opera.