Michael Janaros Cofield

Bass-baritone Michael Janaros Cofield recently made his bass soloist debut with the Richmond Chorale Society in their 60ith Anniversary Choral Classics program and is a returning artist with the Metropolitan Greek Chorale and the Hellenic Music Foundation. Last season he made is New Jersey State Opera debut in their Spring production of Porgy and Bess in the role of the Detective. Michael's performing credentials demonstrate his classical vocal range in the disciplines of opera and musical theater and the versatility to navigate the acting demands of the contemporary stage.

His performance credits as both singer and actor include a recent New York City debut as King Melchior (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Other notable roles from opera to musical theater include: John Sorel (The Consul), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), Banco (Macbeth), Pirate King (Priates of Penzance), and The Innkeeper (Man of La Mancha) and Jud Fry (Oklahoma!). Concert and oratorio work include Verdi, Mozart, and Faure Requiems.

In Spring of 2010 he was honored with an appointment to the post of Director of Music at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in New York City.

A native of Middletown, RI, he holds a Master of Arts in Theatre and Film (University of Kansas) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre (Rhode Island College).

Michael is proud to have been initiated as a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (Omicron Pi Chapter).

He currently resides in the New York City area studying voice with Theodore Lambrinos.

Upcoming Engagements

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 7PM
Hellenic Muisc Foundation
Hellenic Symphony Orchestra
St. Demetrios Cathedral, Petros Patrides Cultural Center Astoria, NY

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:30PM
Metropolitan Greek Chorale
Light of Light Holiday Concert
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 91st @ West End Ave, NYC

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