Considered to be a “sonorous baritone of impressive lyricism” (Opera News), Michael Gracco graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 2017 with his BM in voice.
He was a finalist in the Metropolitan National Council auditions, Eastern division (2015, 2016) and received the De Lacamera award (2013) in the Connecticut division.
In the 2017-2018 season with Tulsa Opera, he covered the role of Valentin and performed the role of Wagner, covered Ping and performed Mandarin in Turandot. I
n the 2018-2019 season, Michael performed The Businessman in The Little Prince and Masetto in Don Giovanni with Tulsa Opera and sang Belcore in L'elisir d'amore with City Lyric Opera.
Previously with Manhattan School of Music, Michael performed the roles: Count Homonay in Der Zigeunerbaron, Publio in La Clemenza di Tito, Forrester Vixen Sharp Ears, Sid in Albert Herring, Le Marquis in Le roi l’a dit, L’horloge comtoise in L’enfant et les sortilegès, and Don Giovanni in Don GIovanni.
Michael is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. (2017-2018)