Michael Porter, a former member of the Opera Studio in Frankfurt, can be heard this season singing lots of roles for the first time: Mozart's Pedrillo and Ferrando in revivals of Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Così fan tutte, Körner in the world premiere of Arunlf Herrmann's Der Mieter/The Tenant - commissioned by Oper Frankfurt – Mose in Zelenka's Il serpente di bronzo and Raoul de St. Brioche in Die lustige Witwe/The Merry Widow - all new productions – the Novice in Richard Jones' production Billy Budd and Spirit/Sailor in Dido and Aeneas - a role he sang with the company at the Edinburgh International Festival. Recent roles for the company have included Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Remendado (Carmen), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer/The Flying Dutchman) and Helenus / Hylas (Les Troyens). Guest engagments have included a Squire (Parsifal) at the Staatsoper Berlin and the King in the world premiere of Tonguecat at the Munich Opera Festival. This young American singer made his debut at Fort Worth Opera singing Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, a role he has also sung in Frankfurt. Michael Porter was a member of the Opera Theatre in St. Louis' Young Artist Program and the Seagle Music Colony's Young Artist Program.