Spanish, Swedish, German
4 years of private studio lessons
MM Peabody Conservatory, Plymouth State University
Piano and voice, guitar
Classical and Metal
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 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 Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Concert Artists of Baltimore, Governer and Vanderdendur in Candide (Bernstein) with the Manchester Choral Society, soloist in Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Charm City Baroque, Mozart in Mozart in Salieri(Rimsky-Korsakov) with Bel Cantanti Opera, Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with The Bassi Brugnatelli Symposium in Robbiate, Italy, and as the tenor soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass as a resident artist with the New Hampshire Music Festival.
This season, Michael makes his debut with Opera Northwest in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he will sing the roles of Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Other highlights this season include Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Rimsky- Korsakov’s Sadko, Dvořák’s Rusalka, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Bach’s Cantata 149, and a series of lecture-recitals on Swedish art song.
As a scholar of musicology and theory, Michael has presented research papers on vocal music at conferences in the United States and abroad. His research focuses primarily on Russian romances, Swedish art song, and the music of Ivor Gurney. 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.