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Mr Michael Dewis
Mr Michael Dewis

Biography

Michael Dewis, baritone, was born in the Midlands in 1970. He 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). His teachers have been Rudolph Piernay, David Pollard and Carol Richardson in Hannover. He has sung in many masterclasses, notably with Sherrill Milnes. Prizes and awards include the Schubert Prize of Great Britain, The Harold Rosenthal award for Lieder and the Anna Wyburd prize for Lieder.<br /><br /><br />
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With the Royal Opera House he has appeared many times in roles such as Prince Afron (Le Coq d’Or), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlos), Prince Narumov (Pique Dame), The Narrator (Paul Bunyen) and others. With the English National Opera he has sung roles including Zurga (The Pearl FIshers) and Chou En-lai (Nixon in China). For Opera North he has performed roles including Germont Pere (La Traviata) Giacomo (Giovanna d’Arco) and Belcore (The Elixir of Love). With Welsh National Opera he has sung roles including Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus). With Opera Holland Park he has sung Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera)<br /><br /><br />
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Abroad he has sung as Principal Baritone in the Stadttheater Bremerhaven from 2004-2008. Roles there included Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), 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)<br /><br /><br />
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Future plans and recent work includes Papageno (Zauberflöte) for Regents Opera, Il Conte (Figaro) for Opera A la Carte, Escamillo (Carmen) for Opera Theatre Company Dublin and Germont (Traviata) for Regents Opera (Summer 2013). In the Summer of 2014 he will be touring Don Giovanni, singing the title role, with Regents Opera. In 2015 his plans include Germont (Traviata) for the Bermuda International Festival.<br /><br /><br />
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On the concert platform he has sung most of the main choral works with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra in all of the major concert venues in Great Britian (Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican etc). He is a specialist of German Lieder, is a german speaker and appears regularly for the Schubert Society of Great Britain. Abroad he has recorded Tippett’s Child of our Time (France) and Purcell’s King Arthur (Holland with Tom Koopman). Recently he has appeared on the concert platform with such singers as Sir John Tomlinson, Ian Partridge, Nellie Miraciou and Rosalind Plowright.

Contact Michael

Address: Leicestershire
LE10
Phone: 07590 54 84 74
Mobile: 07590 54 84 74
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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