Guest Faculty

Michael Dean, Professor

Chair of Vocal Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
m.dean(at)arts.ucla.edu

Michael Dean is Professor and Chair of Vocal Studies at UCLA, has performed to great acclaim worldwide in both concert and operatic repertoire, appearing in leading bass-baritone roles with many of the leading opera houses of the U.S. and Europe. He has made frequent appearances at New York City Opera, where he has performed the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, George in Of Mice and Men, Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims, and Papageno in The Magic Flute. Mr. Dean has received critical praise for his numerous recordings of baroque opera, including Agrippina, Ottone, Dido and Aeneas, Radamisto, Giustino, and Serse. He made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of Aaron Kernis’ Garden Of Light, conducted by Kurt Masur. During recent seasons, Mr. Dean’s engagements included Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall; an evening of Bach Cantatas at Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conducted by Helmut Rilling; Haydn’s Creation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Bach Magnificat with the Toronto Symphony; the St. Matthew Passion with the Phoenix Symphony; Messiah with Boston Baroque, the Baltimore Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony; and Mozart Concert Arias with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, concerts with the Orquestra de Mineria in Mexico City, the Houston Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony. In addition to his onstage career, Michael Dean has gained a national reputation as a voice teacher. He gives master classes throughout the country, has maintained private studios in New York and Boston, and was a member of the faculty of the New England Conservatory. He is also a member of the Voice Faculty of the prestigious Chautauqua Institution.

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