Michael Roemer, a diverse baritone with “robust sonority,” has performed with many arts organizations across the United States as a soloist on both the operatic and concert stage and as an ensemble artist of Chicago a Cappella and the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus.
Highlights from Michael’s concert and operatic repertoire have included Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Massanet’s Thais with the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Carolina Philharmonic, Puccini’s La Bohème with La Musica Lirica, and Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias with Des Moines Metro Opera.
Michael received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where in addition to his vocal studies, also collaborated as a pianist in chamber and chorus works. He has held positions as a pianist for many organizations, including Cleveland Chamber Choir, Chicago Opera Playhouse, and Light Opera Works.
Michael’s most recent vocal performances include Knoxville Opera’s Music Theater Marathon and other outreach events, the inaugural Madison New Music Festival virtual concert, and an encore appearance in the Mead Witter School of Music’s annual Schubertiade.