Native of Vancouver, British Columbia, baritone, Micah Schroeder holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia in Opera Performance and a Diploma in Opera Studies from the University of Toronto.
This season, Mr. Schroeder appears as Pluton in Orphée aux enfers and Argenio in Handel’s Imeneo with UofT Opera. This spring Mr. Schroeder joins Against the Grain Theatre in their production of La Bohème singing the role of Schaunard. Mr. Schroeder also joins Against the Grain Theatre as a fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity singing the role of Baryton-martin in Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus.
In the 2015⁄2016 season, Mr. Schroeder appeared as Western Unionboy/Ben Benny/French Lumberjack in Paul Bunyan with UofT Opera, the title role in The Barber of Seville with Saskatoon Opera in Schools Tour and as Schaunard in La Bohème with the Aspen Opera Centre as a fellow of the Aspen Music Festival.
Past roles include: Tonic/Don Giovanni/ Participant 2 (The Classical Style) with the Aspen Opera Centre, Belcore (Elixir of Love) with Calgary’s Cowtown Opera, Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) with ViVace Summer Music and UBC Opera, Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) with Opera NUOVA, Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte) with the European Music Academy in Czech Republic, the forester Revírník (The Cunning Little Vixen), Dapertutto and Lindorf (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the Father (Hansel and Gretel), the Gamekeeper (Rusalka), Premier Officer/Second Commissioner (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), Pritschich (Die Lustige Witwe), and Erster Priester (Die Zauberflöte) with UBC Opera.
At home on the concert stage, Mr. Schroeder sings in recital this season in such repertoire as the Harfnerlieder of Schumann and Wolf as well as Finzi’s Let us garlands bring. Past seasons include Poulenc’s La fraîcheur et le feu, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, and, Five Mysical Songs, and Schumann’s Harfnerlieder. Mr. Schroeder has also appeared with the Vancouver Symphony and the Victoria Newcombe Singers Orchestra.
Micah is the recent recipient of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Bursary as well as both the Encouragement Award and the People’s Choice Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions of Western Canada. In addition, Micah also recieved the Barbara Eves-Motomochi Memorial Fund from the Vancouver Opera Foundation as well as the Ben Heppner scholarship and President’s Graduate Scholarship from the University of British Columbia.