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Michael Spyres

© Marco Borrelli
Berlioz 150: Michael Spyres on the tenor roles
Michael Spyres explores the history behind Berlioz' great tenor roles and recounts his experiences performing Faust, Benvenuto Cellini and Énée.
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StrasbourgLa Damnation de Faust

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
John Nelson; Joyce DiDonato; Michael Spyres; Nicolas Courjal; Alexandre Duhamel

ZürichNorma

Norma
Bellini: Norma
Fabio Luisi; Robert Wilson; Zurich Opera; Stephanie Engeln; Moidele Bickel; Michael Spyres; Maria Agresta

MunichLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Constantin Trinks; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; Giles Cadle; Buki Shiff; Michael Spyres; Nina Minasyan

New York CityLa Damnation de Faust

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Edward Gardner; Robert Lepage; Metropolitan Opera; Carl Fillion; Karin Erskine; Bryan Hymel; Michael Spyres

New York CityOrchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Beethoven
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Lucy Crowe; Jess Dandy; Michael Spyres; Tareq Nazmi
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Nelson's sublime anniversary tribute to one of France's greatest sons

Berlioz's Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral © Martin Kendrick
Michael Spyres' long lyrical line in the Sanctus was outstanding, his tone ardent and ringing.
*****
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Brownlee and Spyres: so much more than vocal jousting

Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee © Ronald Knapp
Top tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres dared to duel at the Concertgebouw. Both emerged victorious, and not just because of the volley of sensational top notes.
****1
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Brenda Rae's remarkable Lucia a compensation in Philadelphia

Brenda Rae (Lucia) © Kelly & Massa
Top-notch singers and some sensitive direction almost make up for Laurent Pelly's frustrating Opera Philadelphia production. 
***11
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Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust

Michael Spyres and Laurent Naouri © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
An unapologetic treat at the Proms and a composition of immediate appeal.
****1
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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
***11
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