This season’s first Chamber Series concert celebrates European women composers. Michael looks forward to performing this program in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Somerville. If you haven’t yet seen a program in this space, you must- first and foremost for the music but secondly for the incredibly comfy, plush seating!
All three events included in the ticket price:
6:30 PM Pre-concert talk(Led by Elizabeth Seitz, professor of musicology at NEC)
7:30 PM Concert
Post-concert reception to follow the performance
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… again! Michael is looking forward to spreading the holiday cheer even further this year as the tour travels south! Details on locations and ticketing below!
Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 PM (Storrs, CT)
Sunday, December 2 at 2:00PM (New Brunswick, NJ)
Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 PM (Greenvale, NY)
Monday, December 3 at 7:30 PM (Schenectady, NY)
Friday, December 7 at 8:00 PM (Worcester, MA)
Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 PM (Providence, RI)
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 PM (Manchester, NH)
Sunday, December 16 at 2:30 PM (Lowell, MA)
I have discount codes for many of our shows, so please call me before ordering tickets!
The Boston Pops Orchestra is conducted by Keith Lockhart and the Metropolitan Chorale touring choir is directed by Dr. Lisa Graham. This tour marks Michael’s fourth year performing alongside these world-class musicians.
Cantata Singers Season Opening Concert featuring works by Bach and Harbison
Michael will be performing the tenor recitative in J.S. Bach’s BWV 140 “Sleepers, awake”
The second half of the concert will be the first complete performance of John Harbison’s Sacred Trilogy (“The Flight Into Egypt”, “But Mary Stood” and “The Supper at Emmaus.”) These works are presented in celebration of Harbison’s 80th birthday. All three works commissioned by and composed for the Cantata Singers- so this should be a real treat!
Saturday, November 3rd at 8pm in Jordan Hall
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Composer John Harbison and composer and writer Robert Kirzinger will give the pre-concert talk, free to all ticket-holders, at 7pm in Williams Hall.
Following the performance, all are invited to attend a free post-concert reception.
La reine de Saba (The Queen of Sheba), Charles Gounod
United States Premiere
One night only!
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm in Jordan Hall
Concert version performance sung in French with English supertitles.
Conducted by Gil Rose
Please call the Jordan Hall Box Office at 617-585-1260 for tickets.
Michael is thrilled to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra Pops Holiday Tour concert series this year for his third season!
Feel good holiday music performed by Keith Lockhart, the Metropolitan Chorale and some of Boston's favorite instrumentalists. This one is always a treat!
Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 PM (Storrs, CT)
Friday, December 8 at 8:00 PM (Worcester, MA)
Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 PM (Manchester, NH)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:30 PM (Lowell, MA)
Friday, December 22 at 8:00 PM (Providence, RI)
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Michael is thrilled to perform as the tenor soloist in Schubert's Mass in G and Holst's
"Christmas Day" with the Sippican Choral Society directed by Tianau Zhou.
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00 at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 at Wickenden Chapel, Marion
Michael is thrilled to perform in L'assedio di Calais. Produced by Odyssey Opera, conducted by Gil Rose and Directed by Joshua Major, this one should be a real treat!!
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
Based on the play of the same name by Luigi Marchionni
Performed in Italian with English titles
October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm
October 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
At the Huntington Avenue Theatre
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Tickets can be purchased here for $25, $50, $75 or $100 (ask me for a discount code!)
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Here's what Odyssey Opera is saying about the show:
Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais (The Siege of Calais) focuses on the bleak wartime and tales of courage and self-sacrifice in Edward the III’s year-long Siege of Calais during the Hundred Years’ War. This rarely-heard Italian bel canto work has undeservedly been absent from the operatic stage but recent revivals have shown it to be a work of great beauty and poetry. Salvatore Cammarano wrote the Italian libretto, which has been described as “…a remarkable libretto, the closest Cammarano ever got to real poetry, particularly in his description of the embattled city and the heartfelt pride of its citizens”
Michael is thrilled to make his debut with Odyssey Opera in the one night only performance of The Maid of Orleans, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
This performance will be presented in concert: sung in Russian with English titles.
"The Maid of Orléans represents Tchaikovsky’s closest approach to French grand opera with its large-scale cast and orchestra. Presented in concert the opera tells the tale of Joan of Arc. While the composer’s libretto remains true to much of the Joan legend, including her visions, strength in battle and fiery martyrdom, this lush romantic work also tells the story of a conflicted Father who ultimately betrays her and of her love for Lionel, a Burgundian Knight. Tchaikovsky’s impassioned score creates a nuanced musical portrait of the intrepid young woman who led the French army to victory."
Read our Program Notes to learn more about the opera and the story we will tell!
The Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center presents lush and moving works by an ignored Mozart-era virtuoso.
Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite music performed by a period orchestra and exceptional vocalists!
Who: Eudaimonia- a purposeful period band
What: "A unique program bringing together vocal motets by a long-ignored Viennese prodigy, the dark intensity of Clarke's solo song, and the luminous sounds of the WSRC's most treasured composer."
Where: Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham MA 02453
When: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3pm
Broadway to the Bay
A cabaret-style event of show tunes to support the fight to end HIV/AIDS
Come join members of the 2016 Harbor to the Bay Ride at Club Café for a cabaret-style evening, filled with live performances of your favorite showtunes and musical hits to help support the fight to end HIV/AIDS. Drink and dine to the sounds of your favorite scores, all while helping to directly raise money for Harbor to the Bay, a Boston-based non-profit working to increase HIV/AIDS community awareness, prevention, care and services, and engage those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Join us Monday, August 22 from 7-9 pm (doors open a half hour before the show)
Tickets are $15 before August 15, $20 after and at the door.
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The “Broadway Lights” concert benefits the New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society and New England Light Opera. Talented performers from around the greater Boston area will be presenting songs and scenes from the most beloved musical theater shows.
Tickets may be purchased here:
$10 NEGASS Members and Seniors 65+
$5 Kids and Students
Air-conditioning included in ticket price :)
Our three person troupe, Bella and the Fellas combines the talents of soprano Kim Lamoureux, tenor Michael Merullo, and pianist/ narrator Nicholas Pothier. We tour with semi-staged productions of scenes from the operetta and musical theater canons.
This concert features scenes from The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan), The Enchantress (Victor Herbert), and The New Moon (Romberg and Hammerstein).
Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 student/senior, and will be available at the door.
Boston Opera Collaborative Presents: Idomeneo
A 110-minute reduction aimed to focus the narrative on the primary storyline.
Michael will be playing Arbace
Production dates are:
June 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8pm
June 12 and 19 at 3pm
In addition to the performance, each afternoon or evening with offer a special events to coincide with the opera:
Sat 6/11 - Opening Night VIP Tables
Sun 6/12 - Brunch with the Maestro
Thurs 6/16 - Industry/Student/Groupmuse Night
Fri 6/17 - Cast Talk-back & AfterParty
Sat 6/18 - Audience Reception
Sun 6/19 - Brunch with the Maestro
A Little Night Music
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Michael will be playing Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
May 6th to 22nd
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Thursday, May 19th @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 15* and 22nd @ 3pm
*Followed by a talk back with the cast
**Opening night reception to follow the May 6th performance
A note about navigation to the venue:
For GPS guidance enter 50 Cross Street, Winchester, MA 01890.
Please note that many phone GPS systems misdirect you to the opposite end of Cross Street in Woburn when 40 Cross Street, Winchester is entered. The NextDoor Theater is closer to the Washington Street intersection of Cross Street than the Main Street intersection.
A Duet, from Lobgesang (Felix Mendelssohn)
Songs, Op. 7 (Fanny Mendelssohn)
Trio in A minor, for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello (Johannes Brahms)
Two Songs for Alto, Viola, and Piano (Johannes Brahms)
Sechs Zweistimme Lieder "Six Duets" Op. 63 (Felix Mendelssohn)
Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer Op. 65, (Johannes Brahms)
Claire Fontijn, Professor of Music at Wellesley College, will give the pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30pm at the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Following the performance, all are welcome at a free post-concert reception.
Kim Lamoureux, soprano
Michael Merullo, tenor
Nicholas Pothier, piano & narration
Tickets may be reserved here
$10 for general admission, and $5 for children 12 and under.
Come and enjoy an evening of your favorite show tunes! This charming concert features your favorite songs from Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma, Street Scene, and She Loves Me. Each set has been crafted to include narration, dialogue, and staging from the shows to create an evening of theatrical vignettes. There will be a reception to follow.
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra presents a semi-staged version of Verdi's Otello.
Click here to buy your tickets- only a few remain!
"The performance of a full opera by a youth orchestra is an absolutely remarkable and rare accomplishment of which I am very proud. Opera is a fantastic tool for the musical and personal growth of our students because of the rich and intricate musical and psychological story lines that weave in and out of the music in ways that are not seen in a standard symphony." - Federico Cortese, Music Director
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University is located at 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Free Parking is available at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street
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"Zion’s Walls" (Aaron Copland)
Emily Dickinson Songs (Aaron Copland)
"Simple gifts" (Aaron Copland)
Mutability (Irving Fine)
Hermit Songs (Samuel Barber)
"Shall We Gather at the River" (Aaron Copland)
*Items in quotations are individual songs, italicized items are song sets.
Yehudi Wyner, composer, pianist, and educator, will give the pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30pm at the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Following the performance, all are welcome at a free post-concert reception.
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes
Pablo Casals: O vos omnes
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lord’s Prayer
Maurice Duruflé: Notre père
Igor Stravinsky: Pater noster
Giuseppe Verdi: Ave Maria
Benjamin Britten: The Evening Primrose, from Flower Songs
Irving Fine: The Hourglass, from The Hourglass
Samuel Barber: The Coolin’, from Reincarnations
Aaron Copland: Long time Ago; At the River; The Promise of Living, from The Tender Land
*Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52; Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer, zum schluss