Netherlands-born tenor Michiel Schrey is well known to the audiences of Montreal, his adopted home. He has sung opera and Baroque opera with groups such as Opera Atelier (Toronto), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), Le Concert Spirituel (Paris), Pacific Opera Victoria, Glimmerglass Opera, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert, and the Opéra-Bouffe du Québec. He recently sang the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice with the Opéra- Théâtre de Rimouski, and returned there this summer for the creation of Colin Doroschuk’s Évangéline. M. Schrey is also an ardent defender of contemporary music, having won several prizes at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition,
for whom he was also recently a jury member. He was unanimously praised for his performances in Vivier’s Kopernikus at the Montreal Opera as well as on tour in Canada, the UK and France. He also received acclaim in the New York Times for his singing of Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore by Luna Pearl Woolf with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, with whom he also created André Ristic’s «comicbook- opera» Les Aventures de Madame Merveille. Michiel has just been named professor of Voice at Concordia University. Upcoming Montreal concerts include Bach cantatas with the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and Mozart’s Great Mass in C with the Choeur Classique de Montréal under the direction of Louis Lavigueur.