Michael Dunlap (bass-baritone) is originally from Pasadena, California, where he embarked on his musical journey as a violist. He later studied composition at Western Washington University with Roger Briggs where he focused mainly on instrumental music. After college he started singing more, performing roles in musical theater and singing in choirs. Michael now performs regularly with Seattle Opera and has appeared in numerous roles in other local venues such as Northwest Opera in the Schools, Seattle Opera Guild Previews and most notably as Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville for Tacoma Opera and Colline in La Bohème for Vashon Opera. Other roles for Vashon Opera include Masetto in Don Giovanni, Marco in Gianni Schicchi and the Jailer in Dialogues des Carmèlites. Michael returns to Puget Sound Concert Opera after singing most recently the role of Leporello in PSCO’s production of Don Giovanni. Other PSCO credits include Ferrando in Il Trovatore and Claudio in Bèatrice et Bènedict.
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