Michael Bragg currently is the Music Planning Associate/Music Librarian for San Francisco Opera (SFO) and gives lectures and talks about opera around the Bay area. Michael received his Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College and his Master of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music. Michael made his professional debut in 2004 as Kokoin The Mikado with Lyric Opera Cleveland after being a young artist with the company for two seasons. In 2005 he sang the role of Gershon in the world premiere of The Eglantine and went on that winter to do a national tour of A Christmas Spectacular with Denyce Graves and Andrea Bocelli. Michael has been in over 200 performances of Porgy and Bess as Mingo and made his debuts with LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, Seattle Opera, Komische Oper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Leipzig Oper, Teatro Palermo, Teatro Bellini, and Teatro Bilbao, in this role. 2009 saw him as an Oompa Loompa in the world premiere reading of The Golden Ticket with American Lyric Theater and that same season in the world premiere reading of The Turing Project, also with American Lyric Theater. In 2011 Michael made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Götterdämmerung and in the 11/12 – 12/13 seasons was in Les Troyens, Parsifal, and Götterdämmerung. Michael made his Carnegie Hall debut in the 2103 season performing the Verdi’s Requiem with the Manhattan Symphony.