Artist's website: michaelhayes10or.com
Career highlights have included Don José in CARMEN with New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, and Opera Santa Barbara; Cavaradossi in TOSCA with Florida Grand Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Kentucky Opera, Virginia Opera, and Opera Santa Barbara; Radames in AIDA with Manitoba Opera, Portland Opera, and Nashville Opera;
the title role in OTELLO with Opéra de Nantes and Amsterdam's RAI-Theater;
"Michael Hayes brought bright, ringing sound and plenty of tormented lust to the role of Herodes."
the title roles in FAUST, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, and WERTHER with Portland Opera; the title roles in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and FAUST with Cleveland Opera; Roscoe in the new Broadway production of FOLLIES at New York's Marquis Theatre, with a cast that includes Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, and Elaine Paige; Roscoe in FOLLIES at the Kennedy Center; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Toledo Opera; Calaf in TURANDOT with Knoxville Opera, Edmonton Opera, Virginia Opera, Calgary Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, and Opera North; Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME with New York City Opera, Portland Opera, Fresno Grand Opera, and Austria's Kamptal Festival; Schwalb in MATHIS DER MAHLER and Danilo in THE MERRY WIDOW with New York City Opera; Herod in SALOME and Tichon in KATYA KABANOVA with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; fully-staged DAS LIED VON DER ERDE with L'Opéra de Rouen; Turiddu in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA with OperaDelaware; the Duke in RIGOLETTO with Cleveland Opera, Dayton Opera, and Manitoba Opera; the title role in OTELLO, Canio in PAGLIACCI, and Paul in DIE TOTE STADT with Washington D.C.'s Summer Opera Theatre Company; Steva in JENUFA with Sarasota Opera; Canio in PAGLIACCI with Opera Columbus and Knoxville Opera; Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with the Princeton Festival and Greensboro Opera; and the title role in FAUST with Nashville Opera.
Concert highlights have included Radames in AIDA with L'Orchestre National de Lyon; Steva in JENUFA with Washington Concert Opera; Samson in SAMSON ET DALILA, Turiddu in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, and Canio in PAGLIACCI with Boston's Chorus pro Musica; the title role in SIEGFRIED (final scene) with the Nashville Symphony; the title role in Weill's THE PROTAGONIST with the American Symphony Orchestra; DAS LIED VON DER ERDE with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall; the VERDI REQUIEM with Connecticut Grand Opera; and an OPERA GALA: THE ROMANCE OF THE RING with Toledo Opera.