Italian-American tenor Michele Angelini makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15, singing Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).
Angelini studied singing and bassoon at Ohio State University and singing at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He made his European debut in 2006 as Conte di Libenskoff (Il viaggio a Reims) at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro. He now sings widely throughout Europe and the USA, for houses and companies including the Royal Opera, Stockholm, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale, Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Rome Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, Florida Grand Opera, Atlanta Opera, Bilbao, Opera Colorado and New Orleans Opera, and at the Savonlinna, Caramoor and Bard festivals.
Angelini currently specializes in bel canto and Classical repertory. His roles include Don Ottavio, Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri), Count Almaviva, Elvino (La sonnambula), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Tonio (La Fille du régiment), Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia) and Fenton (Falstaff).