Michelle Mallinger

Michelle Mallinger

Light Dramatic Soprano

"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." - Leonard Bernstein
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«'Is brilliant in her role as the feminist Leyster. Her interpretation of Poulenc's 'non monsieur, mon mari!' was a climax in the show.»
Haarlems dagblad (2016)
«Michelle is a soprano with not only a beautiful voice, but with a remarkable musicality and ability to conquer all genres of music. Her commitment to producing art, is through a deep connection to the performance and understanding the music score! Truly admirable artist.»
Nelly Miricioiu - International soprano (2017)
2018Verdi: MacbethDama di Lady Macbeth
2018Verdi: MacbethDama di Lady Macbeth
2018Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2017Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2016Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2016Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minorSoprano
2016Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minorSoprano
2016Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Soprano
2016Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Soprano
2016Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2016Opera arias and SongsSoprano
2016various worksSoprano soloist
2015Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Marenka
2015Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Soprano #1
2015Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2014Dvořák: Te Deum, B. 176, Op. 103Soprano
2014jommelli: Veni Creatur SpirituSoprano
2013A Night at the MuseumSoprano
2013Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorSoprano #2
2013Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorSoprano #2
2012Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2011Malle BabbeSoprano
2008Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2003Monteverdi: L'OrfeoLa Musica
2000Opera arias and SongsSoprano


Michelle Mallinger received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from San José State University in California. At the Royal Conservatory of The Hague she received her Bachelor of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Singing. Michelle received her post-graduate diploma in opera from the Flanders Operastudio in Ghent, Belgium.

Masterclasses with Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Kooy, Margreet Honig, Elly Ameling, Edith Mathis, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance, Nelly Miricioiu, Hanna Schwarz and Frank van Aken.

Michelle has a passion for the music of Poulenc, Puccini, Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Verdi and Mozart. Michelle's voice is a full lyric soprano that bridges over to the lighter spinto roles. Next to her freelance singing career and voice studio, Michelle is also finishing her degree in Speech-Language Therapy (Logopedie). 

She was a member of the Hamburger Kammeroper’s production of La Cenerentola where she sang the title role 52 times. In 2016 and 2017 Michelle has been performing Poulenc's opera for solo soprano La Voix Humaine throughout the Netherlands together with renouwned opera stage director Hans Nieuwenhuis. She has sung solos with such conductors as Reinbert de Leeuw, Jos Vermunt, Arie van Beek, Carlo Rizzo and Erik van Nevel.

Michelle currently studies with Roberta Cunningham, Neil Semer and stage director Hans Nieuwenhuis.

As a mezzo-soprano she was a finalist in the Concours International de Chant Baroque de Chimay and a semi-finalist in both the Brunnenthaler Competition for Early Music in Austria and the Spazio Musica competition in Orvieto.  

Michelle has both Dutch and US citizenship with her main residence being in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She switched to the soprano Fach in 2010.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Macbeth Dama di Lady Macbeth 1 week 2018
Verdi: Macbeth Dama di Lady Macbeth Opera Velsen 2018
Poulenc: La voix humaine Elle 2018
Poulenc: La voix humaine Elle 24 hours Het Fransche Theater Culemborg 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva No La Petitie Bande 2017