2008 – 2012
Former resident artist Michael Dailey returned during the 2015-16 season to perform the role of Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro. Other recent OSJ appearances include Lindoro in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2014-15) and Alfredo (Die Fledermaus) in 2012-13.
While a member of OSJ’s resident ensemble, Mr. Dailey performed the roles Beppe (Pagliacci), Alfredo (La traviata), the title role in Faust., Konstantin Levin (Anna Karenina), Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Des Grieux (Manon), Don Ramiro (La Prunier (La rondine), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Nemorino (The Elixir of Love), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Don José (Carmen). Roles performed with other companies include Rodolfo (La bohème) with Portland Opera to Go and Sportin’ Life (Porgy and Bess) with the New York Harlem Production company. For Tri-Cities Opera, he has performed the role of Romeo (Roméo et Juliette), Camille (The Merry Widow) and Parpignol (La bohème); for Virginia Opera, he has performed the roles of Don Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro), Benvolio (Roméo et Juliette), and Melot (Tristan und Isolde).
On the concert stage, Mr. Dailey has been a featured soloist with the Virginia Choral Society in their performances of Bruckner’s Te Deum and Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music. He has also appeared as a soloist in Mozart’s Missa Longa (Todi Music Festival) and Reqieum (Schola Cantorum), and Handel’s Messiah (Virginia Wesleyan College and Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra). While a member of Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artist in Training Program, Mr. Dailey received their Opera Guild and Adele Bernstein Scholarship. He also participated in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program in summer of 2007.