Faculty Artist Series presents Michael Sylvester, Tenor

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Wichita, KS

Tenor Michael Sylvester, widely considered one of the finest lyric spinto tenors of his generation before turning his skills to teaching, holds a BM from Westminster Choir College and a MM from Indiana University. Mr. Sylvester has sung leading roles in the major opera houses of the world and during the 1990s, he sang more performances at the Metropolitan Opera of Radames in Verdi's opera AIDA than any other tenor.

Mr. Sylvester served on the faculty of DePaul University for seven years, and he has also been on the faculty at Indiana University and the University of Indianapolis. After serving as Master Teacher-in-Residence for the 2014 Concurso San Miguel, he was recently named Master Teacher & Artist-in-Residence for this opera competition, the largest for Mexican opera singers. Mr. Sylvester has taught annually at the iSing! Festival in Suzhou, China and at Chicago Summer Opera. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto, celebrating its third season in summer of 2017.

In recent years, Mr. Sylvester has turned his performing talents toward recital and concert work, having given recitals in Chicago, Rochester (New York), Atlanta, Toledo (Ohio), Indianapolis, San Migueal de Allende (Mexico) and Ridgefield (Connecticut). He has just completed his first book, English Diction and Enunciation for North American Singers, and is finalizing its publication and eventual e-book publication. Currently he is working on a project called A Survey of Historically Important Classical Singers of the 20th Century, an audio project aimed at introducing young singers to the singers that came before them.


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Sunday, February 03, 2019


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