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Student Degree Recital - Michael Aiello, voice

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  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Event Description

   To attend the concert please follow this link to the livestream:

American baritone Michael Aiello most recently performed the role of Frederik Egerman in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music at the Opera Center in Aspen, CO. Other recent credits include: Lieutenant Audebert in Silent Night by Kevin Puts with Buffalo Opera, the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Eastman Opera Theater, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein at the Aspen Opera Center, Marcello in La Boheme by Puccini in San Diego, CA and Tom in Gershiwin's, Blue Monday with Opera de Tijuana in Mexico.

Mr. Aiello has had the distinct privilege of working with many contemporary American composers such as Jake Heggie on his chamber piece Here and Gone as well as scenes from his opera Three Decembers. Michael also has worked with other composers such as Libby Larsen in her new opera, A Wrinkle in Time, Lori Laitman on her recently debuted first act of Ludlow; with Herschel Garfein in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead as the headlining Guildenstern; and with Kirk Meacham in Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Bennett.

In tandem with his operatic roles, Michael has also achieved success on the concert stage. While working towards his Doctorate in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY Michael served as the baritone soloist with the Eastman Philharmonia for their performance of The Seasons by Haydn. Outside of school, Michael was the baritone soloist for Handel's Messiah and Faure's Requiem, both with the choir and orchestra of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Michael was the baritone soloist for Vespro della Beata Vergine by Monteverdi under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop at the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, UT.

Michael was chosen as a Lotte Lenya semi-finalist in 2019 and in 2016 he received the second-place award in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Rossini Competition adjudicated by the famous Rossini tenor, Rockwell Blake.

Mr. Aiello is currently pursuing a doctorate in music performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he has sung the titles roles in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. 

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