Michael Dewis

Michael Dewis

Dramatic Baritone (Verdi Baritone)

British Verdi Baritone.
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«dewis's ability to sustain a fine verdian baritonal legato promises well for the future (National opera studio showcase)»
sunday telegraph malcom hayes (2017)
«Michael Dewis was an impressively furious Count Almaviva»
the daily express (2017)
«of the three, dewis was the most natural bellinian, with a suave line and a terrific stage presence. self pity is the overwhelming characteristic of the INSANELY jealous philanderer Filippo, who turns into an inferno of hysterically, conflicting motives:a long time since i've seen such authentic moral collapse on the opera stage.»
the times robert thicknesse (2017)
«Bariton michael dewis gelingt hier in feinster phrasierung, bester artikulation und samtigem wohllaut eine meisterleistung»
nordsee zeitung (2017)
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2017Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2015Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2015Puccini: Il tabarroMichele
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2007Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2007Verdi: Il TrovatoreCount Di Luna
2007Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato (Count Anckarström)
2006Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosHarlekin
2005Gounod: FaustValentin
2004Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2003Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Narumov
2002Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2002Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2002Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2000Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesZurga
1999Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden CockerelTsarevich Afron
1999Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestJack Rance
1997Verdi: Giovanna d'ArcoGiacomo
1996Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato (Count Anckarström)

Bio


Michael Dewis studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1990-1995), The
Opera Course at the Guildhall School (1995-1996) and the National Opera Studio
(1996-1997). He studied with Rudolph Piernay, David Pollard and currently studies
with David Barrell
He has partaken in many masterclasses, most notably with Sherrill Milnes. Prizes and
awards include the Schubert Prize of Great Britain, The Lieder Prize at the Guildhall
school of Music and Drama, The Harold Rosenthal award for Opera and the Anna
Wyburd prize for Lieder.
He has sung regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in roles such as
Prince Afron (Le Coq d’Or), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlos), Prince Narumov (Pique
Dame), The Narrator (Paul Bunyen-as cover) and others. With the English National
Opera he has sung Zurga (The Pearl Fishers) and covered Chou En-lai (Nixon in
China). For Opera North he has covered roles including Germont Père (La Traviata)
Giacomo (Giovanna d’Arco) and Belcore (The Elixir of Love). With Welsh National
Opera he covered Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) and sang Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus).
With Opera Holland Park he has sung Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera). Elsewhere he
has sung Don Giovanni for Opera Project and Opera A la Carte, Sid (Albert Herring)
for Longborough Festival, Marcello (La Bohème) and Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) for
Clonter Opera.




Abroad he has sung widely in Europe, including four years as Principal Baritone in the
Stadttheater Bremerhaven. Roles abroad have included Papageno (Die Zauberflöte),
Marcello (Bohème), Valentin (Faust), Di Luna (Il Trovatore) Renato (Un Ballo in
Maschera) Che (Evita) and many others. For the Wexford Festival he has sung
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West).
Following a break from singing to raise his daughter as a single daddy, and then to
retrain his voice for the more demanding lyric/dramatic Italian rep, his more recent
operatic work includes Escamillo (Carmen) for Opera Theatre Company Dublin and
Germont Père (Traviata) for Regents Opera. He has toured Europe singing Don
Giovanni with Regents Opera, and sung Germont Père (Traviata) for the Bermuda
International Festival, Michele (Il Tabarro) for Fulham Opera and Ankastrom (Renato
in Un Ballo in Maschera) for Burry Port Opera, returning the next season to sing The
High Priest (Samson and Delilah)


He took a break from full time singing in 2008 to raise his daughter. After a period of intensive retraining with a notable Verdi Baritone, he is now seeking work in this challenging and exciting repertoire.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Figaro 1 week Stadttheater Bremerhaven 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Rigoletto No 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Marcello 24 hours Italian 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Marcello Buitenfof, Holland 2017
Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont Immediately Bermuda Festival 2015

Awards

Schubert prize (richard tauber)
2017
harold rosenthal opera prize gsmd
2017
anna wyburd award for lieder
2017
lieder prize gsmd
2017