Michael Colman

LYRIC BASS

"LA VENDETTA"
Le Nozze di Figaro
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"DER ZWERG"
Schubert
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Michael Colman

(he/him) Lyric bass Michael Colman, hailed by Opera News for “fielding a fine, dark bass-baritone,” has performed roles across the country including Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Chautauqua Opera and Virginia Opera, The Commentator (Scalia/Ginsburg) with Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) with Opera Grand Rapids, Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance) with Dayton Opera, Schaunard (La bohème) with Indianapolis

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Performance Diploma, 2019-2021
Chautauqua Opera
Young Artist, 2019, 2020
Dayton Opera
Young Artist, 2019
Indianapolis Opera
Young Artist, 2018-2019
Toledo Opera
Young Artist, 2017-18
Virginia Opera
Young Artist, 2015-16
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Young Artist, 2012-14
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Schedule

Scalia/Ginsburg
The Commentator

Opera In The Rock, 2021


Aida
King of Egypt

Toledo Opera, 2021

Xerxes
Ariodate

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2021


La bohème
Colline

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2021

Cosi fan tutte
Guglielmo

Opera Grand Rapids, 2020

Scalia/Ginsburg
The Commentator

Opera Carolina, 2020

Scalia/Ginsburg
The Commentator

Opera Grand Rapids, 2020

The Pirates of Pen...
Sergeant of Police

Dayton Opera, 2019

Il barbiere di Siv...
Basilio

Chautauqua Opera, 2019

Biography

Lyric bass Michael Colman has performed roles from Mozart’s Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Rossini’s Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) to Britten’s Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Puccini’s Colline (La bohème). Michael made his professional debut as an Apprentice Artist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and went on to perform leading and supporting roles with Virginia Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Dayton Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Grand Rapids, Indianapolis Opera, Opera on the James, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Fayetteville Opera, and Charlottesville Opera. He earned degrees from Baylor University, the University of Kansas, and Indiana University studying with Peter Volpe.
An avid art song and concert singer, Michael performed in recital with Warren Jones at the Manchester Music Festival, with the Dayton Philharmonic in Handel’s Messiah, and with The Virginia Consort in Mozart’s Requiem. Upcoming engagements include The Commentator (Scalia/Ginsburg) with Opera in the Rock, The King of Egypt (Aida) with Toledo Opera, and Colline (La bohème) and Ariodate (Xerxes) with Indiana University.
"fielding a fine, dark bass-baritone"
— Opera News

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