Michael Butchard graduated from a Master of Performance (Vocal Performance) from the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) in 2013. Michael also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music and Germanic Studies) degree from the University of Sydney and an Advanced Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
After graduating from the RCM, Michael sang across the UK and as far afield as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary with companies including English Touring Opera, London Voices, the Philharmonia Chorus and Garsington Opera. Once more based in Australia, he performs across the country and internationally.
Michael’s recent operatic roles include Lensky in Eugene Onegin (Co-Opera), Pong in Turandot (Australian International Opera Company) in 14 cities across China, Elvino in La Sonnambula (Operantics/Penrith Symphony Orchestra), and Young Man 1 in the contemporary opera Pecan Summer (Short Black Opera) in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
Recent concert performances include the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Tenor Soloist in Bach’s St John Passion and Handel’s Messiah.
Others performances in:
- Seven Deadly Sins
- Eugene Onegin Turandot
- La Sonnambula Pecan Summer
- La Traviata
- Shackleton’s Cat
- Die Zauberflöte
- Così fan tutte
- The Cunning Little Vixen Lucia di Lammermoor Carmen
- Don Pasquale L’incoronazione di Poppea It Makes No Difference
- La Boheme
- The Magic Flute
- Gary of the Antarctic Djamileh
- Les Malheurs d’Orphee Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor
- Le Mamelles de Tiresias