Tag Archives: Michael Spyres

La Muette de Portici Premiered at Opéra-Comique

Daniel Auber’s rarely performed opera La Muette de Portici was stage by the Opéra-Comique in Paris yesterday. It featured the rising young American tenor Michael Spyres. The opera was a success at its premiere in 1828, but then disappeared from the repertory and is known, if known at all, as the first Grand Opera – a genre dominated by Meyerbeer,…

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Everybody Wants to be Somebody Else

I just wrote a short piece on the young American tenor Michael Spyres. Mr Spyres has an alter ego who has delusions of bassness. See the video below. Of course, Spyres is not the first tenor to masquerade as a bass. Enrico Caruso sang the Coat Song from La Boheme during a performance in Philadelphia on December 23,…

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Michael Spyres – Young American Tenor

Michael Spyres is a young American (born in Mansfield Missouri) tenor who is just coming to international attention. He has a rich lyric tenor that is bright and focused. Spyres has just about the rarest gift that can be bestowed on a tenor; he can sing softly with full vocal support. The next few years will be critical…

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