Deirdre Michael (soprano) sings regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, performing in Boston’s Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood, the BSO’s summer home in the Berkshires. Deirdre has appeared as a soloist with ensembles including the Boston Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, and The Octavo Singers.
Deirdre coaches with collaborative pianist Eileen Huang, and has performed, as soloist or chorus member, under the batons of David Griggs-Janower, James Bagwell, James Burton, David Alan Miller, François-Xavier Roth, John Oliver, Eugene Kohn, Charles Dutoit, Manfred Honeck, Jacques Lacombe, Asher Fisch, Murray Sidlin, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons and Bernard Haitink.
In September 2016, Deirdre had the thrill to perform onstage with Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Erin Morley and Franz Hawlata as part of Boston Symphony Orchestra’s semi-staged production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.
Highlights of the 2015-2016 Season included performances of Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky at Symphony Hall (Boston) and Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony; the North American premiere of Giya Kancheli’s Dixi at Symphony Hall in Boston with the Boston Symphony; and a whirlwind 2016 Tanglewood season which saw Deirdre perform Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Aida, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in the Tanglewood Festival Chorus’ Prelude Concert.
Deirdre’s stage credits include an appearance with Mosaic-Arts’ production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica, a performance that also marked her Hubbard Hall Opera Theater debut. Deirdre has appeared in CR Productions’ staging of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado at the Cohoes Music Hall, and with the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program’s production of Arne’s King Alfred.
Future engagements include Tanglewood 2017 Season performances of Mahler’s Second Symphony (Resurrection), and Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia; and Fall 2017 performances of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Incidental Music at Symphony Hall in Boston with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.