Hailed by the Baltimore Sun for his “eloquent phrasing” and “persuasive acting,” tenor Michael Dodge is a singer of art song, oratorio and opera based in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael has been a winner and finalist in competitions including the Hal Leonard online vocal competition, Granite State NATS, and Boston NATS. Michael can be seen frequently on the opera and concert stages throughout Baltimore and Washington D.C collaborating with groups such as Lyric Opera Baltimore, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Baltimore Concert Opera, Charm City Baroque, Bel Cantanti Opera, the Great Noise Ensemble, and more.
Recent appearances include the tenor soloist in Bradley Ellingboe’s Star Song with the Manchester Choral Society, the tenor soloist in the Pergolesi/Durante Magniﬁcat with the Maryland Choral Society, tenor soloist in Michael Gordon’s modern opera Van Gogh with the Great Noise Ensemble, Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Charm City Baroque, Mozart in Mozart y Salieri(Rimsky-Korsakov) with Bel Cantanti Opera, Spalanzani and Nathanael in Les Contes d’Hoffmann(Offenbach) with Bel Cantanti Opera, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop, Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah with The Bassi Brugnatelli Summer Symposium in Robbiate, Italy, the tenor soloist in Zigeunerlieder(Brahms) with the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, tenor soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass as a resident artist with the New Hampshire Music Festival, tenor soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Concert Artists of Baltimore, in the Baltimore Concert Opera’s productions of Rigoletto and Tancredi and in the chorus of the Baltimore Lyric Opera.
This season, Michael makes his debut with Opera Northwest in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he will sing the role of Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Other highlights this season include Beethoven’s Mass in C, Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Bach’s Cantata 149 and St. John Passion, Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, a series of lecture-recitals on Swedish art song, and a lecture-recital featuring the unpublished works of Ivor Gurney.
As a scholar of musicology and theory, Michael has presented research papers on vocal music at conferences in the United States and abroad. Michael holds degrees from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he worked as a graduate assistant and was awarded the George Woodhead Prize in Voice.