Michael Spyres was born and raised in the Ozarks, USA, and grew up in an extremely musical family. He is one of the most sought-after Tenors of his generation and has released 10 DVDs and 30 CDs and performed more roles than any active tenor with an astounding 83 roles in 78 separate operas. Michael has performed at the world’s most prestigious international opera houses, festivals, and concert halls and is acclaimed in the widest range of repertoire. His unique career spans every genre, from Baroque to Classical to the 20th century, and he has firmly established himself as an expert within the Bel Canto repertoire and French Grand Opera.
In the 2022/2023 season Michael will star twice on the Metropolitan Opera stage as he returns to NYC with the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo as well as Pollione in Bellini’s Norma. He will also return to the Opéra National de Paris, as Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen, and to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as Jupiter in Handel’s Semele. Michael Spyres’ latest album, Contra-Tenor, released April 2023, was recorded with the Pomo d’Oro baroque ensemble and challenges perceptions of the tenor in the Baroque era. Since 2015 Michael has also been the Artistic Director of his hometown opera company, the Ozarks Lyric Opera.
In his meteoric rise Michael Spyres has quickly established himself as one of the greatest singers of his generation and, in addition to his operatic career, he has given concerts and recitals throughout the world.