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Michael Dean

Michael Dean


Bass-Baritone

Lauded by the New York Times for his “strong appealing bass-baritone,” American Michael Dean has been hailed by the San Jose Mercury News as “the standout, his voice a penetrating wake-up call.” Recent highlights include performance Mozart’s Requiem with the Eugene Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Philharmonic, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

2018-19 season highlights include Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Bach’s St. John Passion at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Haydn’s The Creation with the Florida Orchestra, and Verdi’s Requiem with Eugene Symphony. Other recent highlights include a soloist performance in Mozart’s Requiem with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Eugene Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. He has also been a featured soloist in Messiah with the Richmond Symphony; in Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (the latter recorded and released); Messiah with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony; and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Naples Philharmonic.

Michael Dean made his debut with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and with the Boulder Bach Festival as soloist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Michael Dean made his New York Philharmonic debut in the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Garden of Light, and returned the following season for a concert performance of Street Scene. Additional appearances on the concert stage include Handel’s Messiah with the Pacific Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and I Musici de Montréal; Mozart’s Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Modesto Symphony, and Quad City Symphony; Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Richmond Symphony; and Haydn’s Creation and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic.

On opera stages Mr. Dean has made frequent appearances with the legendary New York City Opera, where he performed the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, George in Of Mice and Men, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and was seen and heard as Jason McFarlane in the “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of Lizzie Borden. Other notable operatic performances include Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with Los Angeles Opera; the title role in Don Giovanni and Silva in Ernani at the Landestheater in Linz, Austria; Le nozze di Figaro in Antwerp, Belgium; Of Mice and Men at Arizona Opera; and Colline in La bohème in Strasbourg and Berlin. Michael Dean has received high critical praise for his numerous recordings of baroque opera, including Agrippina, Ottone, Dido and Aeneas, Radamisto, Giustino, and Serse.

Michael Dean is currently the Chair of Vocal Studies and Professor of Voice at The University of California, Los Angeles.

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Eugene Symphony’s rendition of Verdi’s Requiem a night to remember

“Dean’s punctuated marcato in the Confutatis Maledictis similarly provided a gravity to the work, necessary against the moments when the work appears to fly off the handle. His calm surety lent a firm foundation upon which the symphony, chorus and soloists alike relied upon.”

– Alison Kaufman, The Register-GuardRelated Link

MSO’s Mixed Take on Handel’s ‘Messiah’

“With a voice of attractive color and agility, bass-baritone Michael Dean created engaging renditions of “Why do the nations so furiously rage?” and “The trumpet shall sound” with authority.”

– Rick Walters, Shepherd ExpressRelated Link

Orchestral

  • Bach
    Cantatas (Selection)
    Christmas Oratorio
    Magnificat
    Mass in B Minor
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Beethoven
    Mass in C Major
    Missa Solemnis
    Symphony No. 9

    Brahms
    Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Cimarosa
    Il Maestro di Cappella

    Fauré
    Requiem

    Handel
    Alexander’s Feast
    Messiah

    Haydn
    Lord Nelson Mass
    The Creation

    Kernis
    Garden of Light

    Mahler
    Rückert-Lieder

    Mendelssohn
    Elijah

    Mozart
    Concert Arias for Bass
    Coronation Mass
    Mass in C Minor
    Requiem

    Purcell
    Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)
    The Fairy Queen
    The Indian Queen

    Rossini
    Stabat Mater

    Verdi
    Requiem

Opera

  • Beeson
    Lizzie Borden (Jason McFarlane)

    Donizetti 
    Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo)

    Floyd
    Of Mice and Men (George)

    Gounod
    Roméo et Juliette (Gregorio)

    Handel
    Acis and Galatea (Polyphemus)
    Agrippina (Claudio, Pallante)
    Ottone (Emireno)
    Partenope (Arsace)
    Radamisto (Tiridate)
    Serse (Ariodate)
    Tolomeo (Araspe)

    Monteverdi
    L’Orfeo (Plutone)

    Mozart
    Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto)
    Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro)
    Der Schauspieldirektor (Buff)

    Puccini
    Gianni Schicchi (Betto)
    La Bohème (Colline)
    La Fanciulla del West (Ashby)

    Purcell
    Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)

    Rossini
    Il Turco in Italia (Selim)
    Il Viaggio a Rheims (Don Alvaro)

    Stravinksy
    The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)

    Tchaikovsky 
    Eugene Onegin (Gremin)

    Verdi
    Ernani (Silva)

    Weill
    Street Scene (Frank Maurrant)

Orchestral

  • Bach
    Cantatas (Selection)
    Christmas Oratorio
    Magnificat
    Mass in B Minor
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Beethoven
    Mass in C Major
    Missa Solemnis
    Symphony No. 9

    Brahms
    Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Cimarosa
    Il Maestro di Cappella

    Fauré
    Requiem

    Handel
    Alexander’s Feast
    Messiah

    Haydn
    Lord Nelson Mass
    The Creation

    Kernis
    Garden of Light

    Mahler
    Rückert-Lieder

    Mendelssohn
    Elijah

    Mozart
    Concert Arias for Bass
    Coronation Mass
    Mass in C Minor
    Requiem

    Purcell
    Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)
    The Fairy Queen
    The Indian Queen

    Rossini
    Stabat Mater

    Verdi
    Requiem

Opera

  • Beeson
    Lizzie Borden (Jason McFarlane)

    Donizetti 
    Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo)

    Floyd
    Of Mice and Men (George)

    Gounod
    Roméo et Juliette (Gregorio)

    Handel
    Acis and Galatea (Polyphemus)
    Agrippina (Claudio, Pallante)
    Ottone (Emireno)
    Partenope (Arsace)
    Radamisto (Tiridate)
    Serse (Ariodate)
    Tolomeo (Araspe)

    Monteverdi
    L’Orfeo (Plutone)

    Mozart
    Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto)
    Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro)
    Der Schauspieldirektor (Buff)

    Puccini
    Gianni Schicchi (Betto)
    La Bohème (Colline)
    La Fanciulla del West (Ashby)

    Purcell
    Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)

    Rossini
    Il Turco in Italia (Selim)
    Il Viaggio a Rheims (Don Alvaro)

    Stravinksy
    The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)

    Tchaikovsky 
    Eugene Onegin (Gremin)

    Verdi
    Ernani (Silva)

    Weill
    Street Scene (Frank Maurrant)

Audio

Bach: Mass in B Minor – Et in Spiritum Sanctum

Haydn: Creation – Now Shines the Brightest Glory

Mozart: Requiem – Tuba Mirum

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro – Non piu Andrai

Handel: Messiah – Why Do the Nations?

Puccini: La Boheme – Becchia Zimarra

Floyd: Of Mice and Men – I Must be Crazy

Strauss: Heimliche Aufforderung

Documents

Short Biography

Lauded by the New York Times for his “strong appealing bass-baritone,” American Michael Dean has been hailed by the San Jose Mercury News as “the standout, his voice a penetrating wake-up call.” Recent highlights include performance Mozart’s Requiem with the Eugene Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Philharmonic, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

Full Biography

Lauded by the New York Times for his “strong appealing bass-baritone,” American Michael Dean has been hailed by the San Jose Mercury News as “the standout, his voice a penetrating wake-up call.” Recent highlights include performance Mozart’s Requiem with the Eugene Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Philharmonic, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

2018-19 season highlights include Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Bach’s St. John Passion at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Haydn’s The Creation with the Florida Orchestra, and Verdi’s Requiem with Eugene Symphony. Other recent highlights include a soloist performance in Mozart’s Requiem with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Eugene Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. He has also been a featured soloist in Messiah with the Richmond Symphony; in Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (the latter recorded and released); Messiah with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony; and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Naples Philharmonic.

Michael Dean made his debut with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and with the Boulder Bach Festival as soloist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Michael Dean made his New York Philharmonic debut in the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Garden of Light, and returned the following season for a concert performance of Street Scene. Additional appearances on the concert stage include Handel’s Messiah with the Pacific Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and I Musici de Montréal; Mozart’s Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Modesto Symphony, and Quad City Symphony; Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Richmond Symphony; and Haydn’s Creation and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic.

On opera stages Mr. Dean has made frequent appearances with the legendary New York City Opera, where he performed the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, George in Of Mice and Men, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and was seen and heard as Jason McFarlane in the “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of Lizzie Borden. Other notable operatic performances include Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with Los Angeles Opera; the title role in Don Giovanni and Silva in Ernani at the Landestheater in Linz, Austria; Le nozze di Figaro in Antwerp, Belgium; Of Mice and Men at Arizona Opera; and Colline in La bohème in Strasbourg and Berlin. Michael Dean has received high critical praise for his numerous recordings of baroque opera, including Agrippina, Ottone, Dido and Aeneas, Radamisto, Giustino, and Serse.

Michael Dean is currently the Chair of Vocal Studies and Professor of Voice at The University of California, Los Angeles.

02/2020 – PLEASE DESTROY ANY PREVIOUSLY DATED MATERIALS.
MODIFIED VERSIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY DISPEKER ARTISTS.