Press

 
 

"A wildly promising tenor...Michael Day was an ideal Candide, innocently credulous, with a wide-open face and irresistible tenor sound. A gifted performer with impressively flexible technique, his pure, lush tone never betrayed an instant of trouble. Everything he sang was simply perfect, including his heartbreaking 'It must be so/it must be me,' which he delivered with breathtaking tenderness."

- Opera News, 2019

candide

Michigan Opera Theatre


Regina

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

"Tenor Michael Day brings a lovely voice and a bright, handsome freshness to the role of Leo, Oscar and Birdie's son. These qualities almost make us like him despite Leo's fecklessness, uselessness and utter lack of moral fibre."

-Broadway World, 2018

"...[T]enor Michael Day was appropriately slimy as the young and amoral Leo Hubbard."

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2018

 
 

TOSCA 

Michigan Opera Theatre 

 

 

"Also a standout was Studio Artist Michael Day as Spoletta, utterly unrecognizable compared to his more genteel recent roles. Day's physical transformation into Scarpia's intimidating heavy, a demonstration of his versatility as an actor, left him nearly unrecognizable until he sang, when his familiar clear, strong tenor rang out. His short Act II exchange with Cavaradossi verified his future as a Cavaradossi himself." 

Opera News, 2018


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Michigan Opera Theatre

 

"Michael Day, a tender Pablo Picasso at the beginning and later height of his career, navigated his sweet, meaty tenor unerringly through some technical perils, and his vulnerably bare 'Tell me I'm good' was among the most memorable passages of the night."

-Opera News2018


 

The Marriage of Figaro

Michigan Opera Theatre 

"The easy flexible tenor of Studio Artist Michael Day dove into the character of Don Basilio with relish" 

Opera News, 2017  

"Michael Day....sings the tenor role of the gossipy fop Don Basillio with great aplomb." 

- Encore Michigan, 2017

 
 

 

THE Grapes of Wrath

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

"Michael Day, as Al, Tom’s younger brother, was bright, clear and endearing"

- Opera News, 2017 

"Michael Day made the selfish Al Joad into a well-rounded character."

- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2017

"There were a few notable voices, including Michael Day, his tenor smooth and slick in the role of the younger brother Al Joad"

The Washington Post, 2017