Tenor, Michael González praised as “visually and sonically stunning” and revered for his “beautiful tenor voice” … “González has a bright, forward tone and enunciates well” (BMI). González has been quickly emerging on the scene in everything from Opera, Solo, and Choral performance. In González’s solo career he has recently performed at the National Opera Center in New York, in an opera recital series. New York Reviewers calling Michael “one of the evening’s best” and as an emerging artist “predicting he will go far” (New York Concert Review). González was also seen recently spearheading as the Tenor Soloist for the World Premiere of Richard J. Clark’s TE DEUM, a five-movement work for orchestra, soloists, and choir which was commissioned for the Fiftieth Anniversary of Francis Bardot’s Chœr d’Enfants d’île-de-France. This performance took place at the stunning L’Eglise de Saint François de Sales in Paris, France.
In González’s choral engagements he serves as Lead Tenor of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. González can be heard as the Tenor on the Album “From the Bell Tower” released in 2021 featuring the quartet of the Boston Cathedral Singers. “From The Bell Tower” was up for Grammy Nomination; For Your Consideration in five categories, and can be streamed on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music.
González credits continue in series of competitive circuits; most recently competing in the Boston District round of the Metropolitan Opera Competition. González has also seen success in the Piccolo Opera Idol – Finalist and Contract Winner, Schmidt Vocal Competition – First Prize/Gold Medal, Classical Singer Competition- Finalist, Young Arts – Silver Medalist.
González’s performances credits range across a variety of locations across the U.S. and several international programs including, most recently, the American Institute of Musicals Studies in Graz, Austria and Artes Italia in Florence, Italy.
With over a decade in performance credits; some of González’s notable roles are Samson – Handel’s Samson, Colonel Fairfax – Yeomen of the Guard, Frederic – Pirates of Penzance,Satyavān – Savitri, ‘Barigoule’ – Cendrillon, Aeneas – Dido and Aeneas, Albert – Albert Herring and Don Ottavio – Don Giovanni, Huntsman – Venus and Adonis, Monostatos – Magic Flute. In addition to his operatic work Michael also maintains an active partnership in performing with the Parlor Opera Players, the Boston Cathedral Choir, Choral Artist of Carmel (CA), Long Island School of the Arts (NY), and several other organization across the US.
Michael González is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, having received his master’s and bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with a focus in Opera. His tutelage extends to vocalists Michael Meraw (NEC), Angela Gooch (Walnut Hill), Carol Caselle (New World School of the Arts), Gustav Halle (AIMS), Wayne Rivera (HART School), Lawrence Brownlee (Masterclass). Notable Coaches: Tim Steele, Damien Karzyzek, Felix Jarrar, Timothy Hoekman.