Michael Bannett, baritone, is from San Francisco, California. He is a graduate of USC’s Thornton School of Music where he sang with the USC Chamber Singers and USC Opera. Recent operatic roles include Dancairo in Carmen (Pacific Opera Project), Pish in The Mikado (Pacific Opera Project), Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte(Hawaii Performing Arts Festival), Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera), Betto in Gianni Schicchi (USC Opera), First Priest in Die Zauberflöte (USC Opera), and Camero in America Tropical (Definians Project). This year, he will be singing with de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and LASchola, and will be performing the role of Silvio in I Pagliacci with The Celestial Opera Company. Michael currently resides in Los Angeles where he studies voice with Donald Brinegar.
Updated February 2015