Praised as “visually and sonically stunning” and revered for his “beautiful tenor voice,” MICHAEL GONZÁLEZ has been quickly emerging on the scene in everything from opera, solo, and choral performance. As a soloist, he recently performed at the National Opera Center in New York in the VAMS Artist Showcase, and was also seen recently spearheading as the tenor soloist for the World Premiere of Richard J. Clark’s Te Deum, a five-movement work for orchestra, soloists, and choir which was commissioned for the Fiftieth Anniversary of Francis Bardot’s Chœr d’Enfants d’île-de-France. This performance took place at the stunning L’Eglise de Saint François de Sales in Paris, France.
Mr. González serves as Lead Tenor of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, and can be heard as soloist on the album From the Bell Tower as a featured quartet member of the Boston Cathedral Singers. This album was up for Grammy Nomination (considered in five categories) and can be streamed on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
This active singer's credits continue in series of competitive circuits; most recently competing in the Boston District round of the Metropolitan Opera Competition. Mr. González has also seen success in the following competitions: Piccola Opera Idol (Finalist and Contract Winner), Schmidt Vocal Competition (First Prize/Gold Medal), Classical Singer Competition (Finalist), Young Arts (Silver Medalist).
González’s performance credits range across a variety of locations in the U.S. and several international programs, including the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and Artes Italia in Florence, Italy. In over a decade of performances, some of his notable roles are: Samson in Handel's Samson, Colonel Fairfax in Yeomen of the Guard, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Satyavān in Savitri, Barigoule in Cendrillon, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Albert in Albert Herring, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Huntsman in Venus and Adonis, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute. In addition to his operatic work, Mr. Gonzalez also maintains an actively performs with the Parlor Opera Players, the Boston Cathedral Choir, Choral Artists of Carmel (CA), Long Island School of the Arts (NY), and several other organization across the US.
Michael González is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, having received his master’s and bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with a focus in Opera. His tutelage extends to vocalists Michael Meraw (NEC), Angela Gooch (Walnut Hill), Carol Caselle (New World School of the Arts), Gustav Halle (AIMS), Wayne Rivera (HART School), Lawrence Brownlee (Masterclass). Notable Coaches: Tim Steele, Damien Karzyzek, Felix Jarrar, Timothy Hoekman.
”Satyavan, Savriti’s husband played by tenor Michael Gonzalez... stunned us both visually and sonically."
"...Gonzalez had a bright, forward tone and enunciated well...Both singer and organist pleasingly manipulated dynamics with subtle skill."
“If a heroic Samson is a no-show in this oratorio, then you have no show. By the time he got to the famous “Total Eclipse”, Michael González had carried all doubts away and won our gratitude for powerful, colorful, subtle artistry. Every word counted. He cast long pellucid lines to the back of the house and the sanctuary echoed its gratitude.”
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"...a poignant rendition, one of the evening’s best, by tenor Michael González, one of the emerging artists. I predict he will go far, as there is always a shortage of good tenors."
- New York Concert Review