MICHAEL CHIOLDI

BARITONE
Michael Chioldi

American baritone Michael Chioldi has quickly gained the reputation as one of the most sought-after dramatic baritones of his generation. He has performed at nearly every major American opera house, including The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Utah Opera, Virginia Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Palm Beach Opera, Arizona Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Ft. Worth Opera. He has also appeared internationally in opera productions at the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Opera de Oviedo, the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan, and Macau International Music Festival. 

Chioldi has performed with symphony orchestras around North America and Europe, including the New York Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.) under Mo. Leonard Slatkin, as well as the New Jersey, New Haven, and Houston Symphony Orchestras, the Santa Fe Concert Association; the St├Ądtisches Orchester Pforzheim and the Oviedo Philharmonia. 

Performances in the 2019-20 season include his debut with Atlanta Opera as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, his return to Utah Opera as Germont in La Traviata, the title of role of Eugene Onegin at Palm Beach Opera, the title role of Rigoletto at Austin Opera, Scarpia in Tosca with Opera San Antonio, the title role of Henry VIII with Odyssey Opera, as well as performances with Portland Opera. 

Chioldi has been the recipient of numerous competition awards and honors, including The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, MacAllister Vocal Awards, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Sullivan Foundation, and the Anna Case-MacKay Award. Mr. Chioldi makes his home in New York City.