American Tenor, Michael St. Peter, is an emerging young artist based in New York City. He is recognized as a performer whose, “…attention to detail both emotionally and musically was profound”(Opera Wire). Raised in Chicago, Illinois, his career began at an early age with Chicago Opera Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago (2005-2006). Credits with Chicago Opera Theatre include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mustardseed) and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Amore). At Lyric Opera of Chicago, Michael performed in productions of Tosca, and Carmen as a member of the children’s chorus.
In 2012, he started his Bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School and made his Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall, shortly thereafter, singing in a Benjamin Britten Songfest (2013), coached and played by Brian Zeger. He then went on to perform in L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Le petit vieillard) and La Calisto (Mercurio) with Juilliard Opera. Other credits include Werther (Schmidt), Ariodante (Lurcanio), Der Zauberflöte (Monostatos), Rigoletto (Borsa), and The Turn of the Screw (Peter Quint) coached and performed at the Chautauqua Institution School of Music. In 2018, Michael received his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. There he performed in The Cunning Little Vixen (Schoolmaster), Der Zigeunerbaron (Ottokar) and Nicolo Isouard’s rarely performed Cendrillon as Le Prince.
Michael has received an Encouragement from The Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder/Song Competition (2017), and had the honor of earning Second Prize at the 2018 McCammon Voice Competition. He’s also been fortunate enough to take part in Masterclasses led by Elly Ameling, Harolyn Blackwell, Anthony Dean Griffey, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, and Martin Katz. In December, Michael will make his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with The Cecilia Chorus of New York, under the baton of Maestro Mark Shapiro.