Atlanta native Michael Blake O’Hearn has been hailed by critics for his abundance of personality,
his authoritative singing and acting, and his wide impressive range and rich low tones. Highlights of recent seasons include the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with Bronx Opera, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem with the Long Island Choral Society (2017 Artist in Residence), the role of Dumas in Andrea Chenier with OONY at Avery Fisher Hall, King Marke in Tristan und Isolde with Opera Theater of Montclair, and Tonio in Pagliacci with Amore Opera and Utopia Opera in NYC. Favorite roles include Pooh Bah in The Mikado, Dr. Bartolo in both Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir D’amore, Sulpice in La Fille du Regiment and the title roles of Don Pasquale and Gianni Schicci.
Mr. O’Hearn has previously been featured with the Amarillo Opera, Atlanta Opera, Augusta Opera, Bronx Opera, Chelsea Opera. DiCapo Opera Theater, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Long Island Choral Society, Mississippi Opera, National Lyric Opera, NYCO National Company, Opera Carolina, Opera Orchestra of New York, Oswego Opera, Piedmont Opera, Sarasota Opera Association and Tulsa Opera. He currently holds the Bass soloist position at Christ Church Bronxville and is proud to be named as the Artist in Residence for the current season with LICS.
Mr. O’Hearn attending at Georgia State University and continued his studies with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and participated in the Sarasota Opera Association Apprentice Program. He has been a finalist and prize winner in the AIMS Meistersinger Competition and received the Choral Guild of Atlanta Fellowship for 8 consecutive seasons.