Michael Dailey, tenor
Michael Dailey is a tenor whose voice was described by Opera News as being, “blessed with freshness.” He is currently a member of Opera San Jose’s resident company of principal artists having performed the roles of Des Griuex in Massanet’s Manon, Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Lensky in Tchaikovsky‘s Eugene Onegin, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Don José in Bizet’s Carmen. Mr. Dailey recently returned from Vienna where he performed the roles of Lucano/1st Soldat/Famigliare in Montiverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea with the prestigious Theater an der Wien. His other performances have included Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème with Portland Opera to Go as well as a European tour of 6 countries as Sportin’ Life in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess with the New York Harlem Production company. For Tri-Cities Opera, he has performed the roles of Romeo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Camille in Lehar’s The Merry Widow; a role he has also performed for the Ash-Lawn Opera Festival. With Virginia Opera, Mr. Dailey has performed the roles of Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette, and Melot in Wagner‘s Tristan und Isolde. His upcoming operatic appearances include Prunier in Puccini’s La Rondine, Konstantin Levin in the West Coast Premier of David Carlson’s Anna Karenina, Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Rodolfo for Opera San Jose.
On the concert stage, Mr. Dailey has been a featured soloist with the Virginia Choral Society in their performances of Bruckner’s Te Deum and Vaughn William’s Serenade to Music. He has also appeared as a soloist in Mozart’s Missa Longa K262 with the Todi Music Festival and Requiem with the Schola Cantorum. In addition, he has performed Handel’s Messiah with the South Valley Symphony, Virginia Wesleyan College and Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra as well as Vaughn William’s Mass in g minor with the Virginia Chorale.
While a member of Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artist in Training Program, Mr. Dailey received their Opera Guild and Adele Bernstein Scholarship. He also participated in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program.