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Recent Juilliard graduate MICHAEL SLATTERY (Sailor's Voice/Shepherd) sang his first Mozart Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2002, and he rejoined Salonen and the LA Phil for 2004's performances of The Tristan Project. In February 2005, with the BBC Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall in London, he sang the title role in Bernstein's Candide, a role he premiered in Rome and later covered for the New York Philharmonic. Slattery has also been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall.
Singing the title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Châtelet Theater this May, Michael Slattery will return to Paris, the city where he made his European debut in a concert dedicated to the music of Leonard Bernstein with June Anderson, Lauren Bacall, and the French National Orchestra. His most recent performance in Paris was as Bastien in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne at the Cité de la Musique. The Châtelet production of Orfeo, with Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astrée, was also presented in Strasbourg last summer.
Michael Slattery can be heard on Harmonia Mundi's prize-winning recording of Handel's Saul with René Jacobs; The Irish Heart, a critically acclaimed recording of traditional Irish song; and Alessandro Scarlatti's Cecilian Vespers with Nicholas McGegan on the Avie label. Secret and Divine Signs, his first solo album for Avie Records, is scheduled for release this spring.
Outside his musical activities, Michael Slattery devotes much of his spare time to painting, and four of his pieces were published in the French art magazine ORAOS and can be seen on the web at www.michaelslattery.com.