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 Lyric Bass

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In the 2022-23 season, Michael appears with Utah Festival Opera, sings Angelotti in Tosca with St. Petersburg Opera, Dottore Grenvil in La traviata with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and makes a role and company debut as the King of Egypt in Aida with Tulsa Opera.

Mr. Colman is well known for his interpretation of The Commentator in Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg with Opera Carolina, Opera Grand Rapids, Chautauqua Opera, Opera in the Rock, and Toledo Opera (COVID cancellation). Other contemporary opera roles include Bonobo/David in Second Nature with Opera Fayetteville, The Police Officer in Night Trip with Opera NexGen, Father in Thumbprint with Chautauqua Opera (COVID Cancellation), Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land with Utah Festival Opera, and Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Dayton Epiphany.


Additional credits include Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Chautauqua and Virginia Operas, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Opera Grand Rapids, Schaunard in La bohème with Indianapolis Opera, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Charlottesville Opera, Ceprano in Rigoletto with Toledo Opera, Dottore Grenvil in La traviata with Toledo Opera, Opera on the James, and Indiana University, Leporello in Don Giovanni with The Janiec Opera Company at Brevard, Colline in La bohème with Indiana University, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with The University of Kansas.


A growing list of operetta and music theater roles include the Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance with Dayton Opera and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Utah Festival Opera.


Michael has performed as the Bass Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Dayton Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem with The Virginia Consort, and covered Verdi’s Requiem with Utah Festival Opera as well as recital collaborations with Warren Jones and Martin Katz.


A native of Adrian, Michigan, Michael earned degrees from Baylor University, The University of Kansas, and Indiana University. Young Artist affiliations include Virginia Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Toledo Opera, Dayton Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Charlottesville Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and The Janiec Opera Company at Brevard.

“fielding a fine, dark bass-baritone"

                     - Opera News

“Michael Colman was impressively regal as the King of Egypt"

                     - Tulsa World



Aprite un po' quegli occhi

Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

Lonely Room

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma

Non siate ritrosi

Mozart's Così fan tutte

Der Zwerg




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