La Calisto — Opera NEO
(He/Him/His) Michael Skarke, praised for his “exquisite, almost ethereal tone quality,” and “strong dramatic presence,” is quickly making a name for himself as one of America’s up-and-coming countertenors.
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Haymarket Opera Company, 2020
Opera NEO, 2021
Pacific Opera Project, 2020
Other recent accomplishments include being named a National Finalist in the Music Teacher’s National Association Competition and placing 2nd in the Young Texas Artists Competition. Due to COVID-19, Michael’s debuts of the roles of Ottone in Haymarket Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Alceste in the United States premiere of Antonio Vivaldi’s Ercole su’l Termodonte with Pacific Opera Project have been postponed. Michael is contracted return to Opera NEO this summer, where he will debut the role of Arsamene in their production of Händel's Serse. When not performing, you might catch Michael playing golf, basketball, or spending time with his wife Jenny.
— Ken Herman, San Diego Story