is a tenor whose voice was described by Opera News as being, “blessed with freshness.” He is currently a member of Opera San Jose's resident
company of principal artists having performed the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Nemorino (The Elixir of Love), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Don José
(Carmen). Mr. Dailey's other performances include Rodolfo (La bohème) with Portland Opera to Go and a European tour of 6 countries as Sportin' Life (Porgy
and Bess) with the New York Harlem Production company. For Tri-Cities Opera, he has performed the role of Romeo (Roméo et Juliette), Camille (The Merry Widow) and Parpignol (La bohème); for Ash
-Lawn Opera Festival he has performed the role of Camille (The Merry Widow); for Virginia Opera, he has performed the roles of Don
Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Benvolio (Roméo et Juliette), and Melot (Tristan und Isolde). His upcoming operatic appearances include Des Grieux (Manon), Don
Ramiro (La Cenerentola), and Prunier (La Rondine) for Opera San Jose’s 2009-2010 season. In addition, Michael will make his debut with Theater an der Wien in Vienna
performing the roles of Lucano/1st Soldier (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) in January 2010.
On the concert stage, Mr. Dailey has been a featured soloist with the Virginia Choral
Society in their performances of Bruckner's Te Deum and Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music. He has also appeared as a soloist in Mozart's Missa Longa K262 (Todi Music
Festival) and Requiem (Schola Cantorum), and Handel's Messiah (South Valley Symphony, Virginia Wesleyan College and Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra).
While a member of Tri-Cities Opera's Resident Artist in Training Program, Mr. Dailey received their Opera Guild and Adele Bernstein Scholarship. He also
participated in Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Program.