Michael Wade-Lee

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Texas, USA. He studied at the Indiana University and the Austin State University. In 2000 he won the Metropolitan Opera National Council encouragement award in Indiana and won the Career Grant "Merola" and the Career Grant of the Opera Pacific (2004). He has appeared in many opera houses in the USA, such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, the operas in San Francisco, Saint Louis, P{ittsburg, Connecticut, Chelsea Opera, New York City Opera, Raylynmor Opera and Opera in the Heights and Boston Lyriv Opera. In Europe he has appeared in Opera North Britain, Royal Opera London, Lyric Opera Productions Ireland, Chelsea Opera Group, Mainzer Staatstheater, Krefeld Theater, Manheim Theater, etc.. In 2012 he made his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Nemorino in the opera The elixir of love [L'elisir d'amore]. In 2014/15, he made his debut as Calaf in Turandot and as Riccardo in A Masked Ball [Un ballo im maschera] in Essen. He has appeared in concerts alongside the orchestras: American Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Pilska Orkiestra Klasyczna, Kalamazoo Symphony, Bridgeport Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and San Francisco Opera Orchestra. His repertory includes roles in the operas: Rigoletto (Duke of Mantua), La Bohème (Rodolfo), Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Male Chorus), Carmen (Don José), Tosca (Mario Cavaradossi), Rustic Chivalry [Cavalleria Rusticana] (Turiddu), Miss Havisham's Fire (Raymond Pocket) and The troubadour [Il trovatore] (Manrico). At GNO he appeared once in the role of Don Jose in Carmen (Herodeion, 2007).