Michelle Seipel


“As Norina,...delightful soprano Michelle Seipel was vocally thrilling as she launched virtuoso coloratura roulades aloft with ease.” — Finger Lake Times

“Opera Vivente's “Lucy of Lammermoor” ... offered an impressive soprano in the title role. Vivente's heroine, Michelle Seipel, demonstrated considerable vocal agility and style... She added interesting embellishments in her Act 1 aria and negotiated the famous mad scene with apparent fearlessness... This was...an admirable effort that met the bel canto challenges quite handsomely... Seipel created a substantive portrayal...” — Baltimore Sun

“Michelle Seipel's performance…is worth the price of admission alone. A stunningly gifted soprano, Seipel is a consummate triple threat. Every scene she's in, is magical.” — Seacoast Arts & Entertainment


Hailed as "an impressive soprano" of “considerable vocal agility and style” (Baltimore Sun), MICHELLE SEIPEL’s credits include roles such as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Opera Vivente, Norina (Don Pasquale) with American Landmark Festival, and Despina (Così fan tutte) with St. Petersburg Opera.

Ms. Seipel made her Lincoln Center debut in the New York Philharmonic’s Emmy-nominated production of Carousel and her New York City Center debut with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

Most recently she played Adele in Die Fledermaus with Geneva Light Opera, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific with Asheville Lyric Opera, Clorinda (La Cenerentola) for New York City Opera, returned to St Petersburg as Musetta (La bohème) and starred in an eclectic trio of pieces with Underworld Productions in New York, of Thomas Deneuville’s song cycle for electric guitar and soprano, the role of Procne in Voice for a Future Nightingale, and the Trio Girl in Trouble in Tahiti.

A truly versatile performer recognized for her “winning naturalness,” Ms. Seipel’s crossover career has encompassed roles like Mary Turner (Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing), Carrie Pipperidge (Carousel), the Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol), and Anne Egerman (A Little Night Music). On the Columbia Artists Theatricals national tour of Oliver!, she played multiple roles, including Mrs. Bedwin, Mrs. Sowerberry, Widow Corney, and even played flute with the orchestra. Combining her love of travel with her love of singing, Ms. Seipel performed around the world (including Antarctica!) on Holland America’s MS Veendam.

Additional credits include The Tender Land with Skylight Opera (recorded for public television), as well as the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) and Livietta in an innovative, bilingual production of Pergolesi’s Livietta e Tracollo. Ms. Seipel has been the recipient of numerous awards, including awards from the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera Auditions and the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition.

Originally from Wisconsin, this former actuary earned her Master degree in Music at the Peabody Conservatory.

Ms. Seipel lives in New York City.

July 21st, Essex Hotel an hour of musical theater selections
July 23rd and 30th, Opera Brunch, hosted by David Serero, at Onegin Restaurant, NYC


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