Michaele Archer - performed again in 2017
Michaele has performed extensively nationally and internationally and has studied in New York with world renowned voice teacher, David Jones who works with singers at the Metropolitan Opera.
Michaele performed with Opera Australia in Turandot, Otello, and Werther and as a guest soloist in concert.
Other roles include Emmie in Albert Herring (Opera Australia), Mrs Peachum in The Beggars Opera, Nedda in Pagliacci and Tosca. Michaele appears with the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia and has performed as the soprano soloist in Orf's Camina Burana, Mendelssohn's Symphony Nr.2 and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.
Other highlights include recitals with classical guitarist Slava Gregoryan; principal role of Queen of Light in The Gravel Pit Opera; Songs of the Sea a new work created for her by New York based composer, Padma Newsome and a national tour as singer and actor in Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle. Michaele has performed as the soprano soloist for the Opera in the Arboretum, as part the Pearl Beach Music Festival with Apsara and as guest artist for the Special Olympics.
A graduate with distinction from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera School, Michaele has a Masters in Applied Science, researching breathing techniques for opera singers from the University of Sydney and a B.A. in Performances Studies, languages and Australian literature. Her research in breathing was presented in Paris at the International Congress of Voice teachers.
Recently Michaele premiered the song cycle Brackish Songs, a new work by composer Chris Sainsbury and the first live performance of Schubert's Erlking with an award winning sand animation by Californian animator Benny Zelkowicz. Michaele is one of ten participants selected from around the world to take part in a Breathing Coordination for performer's course being held in Los Angeles in August 2016.
In 2016, Michaele Archer made a guest appearance at Opera in the Arboretum joining with Teddy Tahu Rhodes to sing Leonard Cohen's, Halleluja to rave reviews.
It was indeed our very great pleasure to have welcomed back Michaele Archer to perform for us at Opera in the Arboretum on 25th March, 2017.
Biography courtesy of Michaele Archer © 2016.