Michael started out providing supertitles for productions in which he was the stage director, then for the small young artist opera company he ran as General Director from 2005 to 2007. Soon, other organizations started requesting to rent his supertitle translations for their own productions.
Since 2002, Michael’s supertitles have been utilized in over 800 productions with organizations spanning nearly all 50 states and four continents. Some of his more than 250 clients include Opera Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, New Orleans Opera, Atlanta Opera, Scottish Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, North Carolina Opera, the Spoleto Festival USA, and the Symphony Orchestra of India.
Michael is a music educator residing in Medford, NJ. He received a B.A. from Rider University and is currently working on his Master’s in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Michael’s stage direction experiences have included many operas such as Don Giovanni , La Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’Amore,Carmen, Falstaff , Le nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Gianni Schicchi , Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Impresario, Trouble in Tahiti , The Old Maid and the Thief, and Le Villi. He has also served as Assistant Stage Director in productions of La Cenerentola and Faust at Opera San José, The Merry Widow at Houston Grand Opera, and Falstaff at Opera North. He spent decades singing in opera choruses on multiple continents, including many years as a core member of The Dallas Opera Chorus.