Michael Mendelsohn returns during the 2013-14 season as Goro in Madama Butterfly. Mr. Mendelsohn has performed several roles with the company, including Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus), Spinelloccio and Amantio di Nicolao (Gianni Schicchi), 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).
Other recent operatic engagements include the roles of Monostatos in The Magic Flute and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw (both at West Bay Opera), The Devil in The Soldiers’ Tale and Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio (with Pocket Opera of San Francisco), and Spalanzani in Tales of Hoffmann, and Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (with Livermore Valley Opera). He has also performed Dr. Caius in Falstaff, Roderigo in Otello, Tinca in Il Tabarro, Mime in Das Rhinegold, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and the title roles in Bernstein’s Candide and Offenbach’s Bluebeard.
Mr. Mendelsohn’s solo oratorio repertoire include 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, Haydn’s Creation, Nelson-Messe and Missa Solemnis in B Flat (“Harmoniemesse”) and, with the San Francisco Symphony & Chorus, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity.
In addition to his singing career, Mr. Mendelsohn is a voice-over artist, working mainly for the educational toy company Leapfrog Enterprises.
Included proudly among his awards and distinctions, Mr. Mendelsohn is also a Gong Show Winner.
For additional information, please visit Mr. Mendelsohn’s website.