Praised for her “dramatic soprano” and “beautiful voice” (Del Mar Times), American soprano Michelle Law has been distinguishing herself as a young artist of great promise.
In 2019, Ms. Law began her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music's world-renowned School of Vocal Studies and Opera in Manchester, England. She was heard at the RNCM performing the role of Soeur Mathilde in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, as well as singing Dvořák's "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka in masterclass with renowned Wagnerian soprano Susan Bullock. During the 2020-21 season, her performances included Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Allo Opera and Lady Billows in scenes from Britten's Albert Herring at the RNCM.
In the 2018/19 season, Ms. Law returned for a second year in San Diego Opera's Apprentice Artist program, where she performed scenes as the title role in Madama Butterfly and as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes. That same season, she joined the San Diego Opera's production of Bizet's Carmen to study the role of Micäela. She also gave a solo recital alongside pianist Ines Irawati, where she gave the world premiere of Three Blake Songs by composer Nicolas Reveles.
"A truly moving performance by Michelle Law. Her Ave Maria from Verdi’s Otello was performed with a stillness that showed the extreme vulnerability of the character and her voice was powerful and floating in all the right places."
-NORTH WEST END UK
In the 2017/18 season, Ms. Law joined the San Diego Opera's Apprentice Artist Program for singers. Ms. Law performed as Mimì in scenes from Puccini's La bohème and as Florencia from Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas with San Diego Opera's Opera Exposed! concert series. She also joined their production of Florencia en el Amazonas to prepare the role of Florencia.
Previous roles include Mimì in La bohème, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, the Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel, and the title role in Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow).
Ms. Law is a recipient of the Rowland Hardy Award from the Royal Northern College of Music, and was a winner in the San Diego District’s National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition.
She has been heard singing as an Advanced Artist in the Opera Academy of California’s summer program, and as an Emerging Artist at OperaWorks! in Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Law received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Honors) from Point Loma Nazarene University, where she studied with J. Craig Johnson. She will complete her Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2021, where she studies with Mary Plazas.