Bracegirdle, Michael - Tenor

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Winner of the Emmy Destinn Award for Young Singers and a graduate of Durham University, Michael Bracegirdle previously enjoyed a successful career as a Finance Director in the UK. In 2003 he gave up his business career to further his vocal studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Jis recent engagements include Jamie(Brothers) with the Malmö Opera Orchestra / Icelandic Opera at The Copenhagen Opera Festival and as soloist with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester in their 2024 New Year’s Concert series.
Michael’s operatic career has taken him from the UK and mainland Europe to the Far East and the USA, working with companies including The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, The Danish Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera, The Israeli Opera, Opera Holland Park, Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Mid Wales Opera, Theater Erfurt, Opéra de Rennes, Opéra de Limoges, and Opéra de Reims.
Selected roles from a broad repertoire include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Parsifal (Parsifal), Siegmund (Die Walküre), Erik (Der Fliegende Holländer), Loge (Das Rheingold), Walther (Tannhäuser), Der Bucklige (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Valzacchi (Der Rosenkavalier), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Laca and Steva (Jenůfa), Boris and Kudryash (Katya Kabanova), Filka Morozov (From The House Of The Dead), Canio (Pagliacci), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly), Luigi (Il tabarro), Rodolfo (La bohème), Ruggero (La rondine), Joe (La fanciulla del West), Radames (Aida), Borsa (Rigoletto), Don José (Carmen), Le Prince(L’amour des trois oranges), Hoffmann(Les Contes D’Hoffmann), Jason(Medée), Father Grenville(Dead Man Walking), Judge Danforth(The Crucible), Lysander(A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Tom RakewellandSellem(The Rake’s Progress).
In concert Michael has performed at The Barbican Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Bridgewater Hall and with the Huddersfield Choral Society, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and 4, Danish Radio and with Mezzo TV.