Michael Mendelsohn returns during the 2012 – 2013 season in the role of Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus. Mr. Mendelsohn has performed several roles with the company, including Stiva Oblonsky (Anna Karenina), Spoletta (Tosca), Guillot (Manon), Don Curzio (The Marriage of Figaro), Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Benvolio (Romèo et Juliette) and Goro (Madama Butterfly).
For West Bay Opera, Mr. Mendelsohn has appeared as Sellem (The Rakes Progress), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor), Monostatos (The Magic Flute) and Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw). He has performed the role of Alfred (Die Fledermaus) with North Bay Opera, Alfredo (La traviata) with Cinnabar Theater, and the Devil in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, and Pedrillo (The Abduction from the Seraglio) with Pocket Opera. For Livermore Valley Opera, he appeared as Spalanzani (The Tales of Hoffman) and Don Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro).
On the concert stage, Mr. Mendelsohn’s repertoire includes performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Bach’s Magnificat, to name just a few. For the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, he appeared as soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity.