Michael Belle joins Island City Opera’s production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte as Rodriguez, one of Dulcinee’s retinue of ardent pursuers. Michael is an Alameda resident and tenured member of the San Francisco Opera chorus. Michael made his Island City Opera debut in 2015 as Normanno, in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Michael also sang the leading role of Luigi in ICO’s production of Puccini’s Il Tabarro.
Michael’s other recent credits include lead roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus,Die Zauberflöte, Ragtime, Yeomen of the Guard, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Grand Duke, Treemonisha, La Cenerentola, Falstaff, The Merry Widow, and The Threepenny Opera, and in 2008 he debuted as a soloist in Porgy and Bess at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.