Italian-American tenor Michael Celentano has been recognized for his breadth of work,
ranging from the standard operatic canon through lesser known works and new
compositions. Hailing from East Patchogue, NY, his “well-schooled tenor [and] excellent
dramatic and comic instincts” [Parterre Box], brought life to the New York French premier
of Meyerbeer’s Dinorah in the role of Corentin during Amore Opera’s 2018-19 season. As a
recent winner of the Male Voice division of the National Federation of Music Clubs’
bi-annual competition, Mr. Celentano will be touring the country giving voice recitals and

Highlights of the 2022-23 season included being a Finalist in the Federation of the Art
Song and SAS Performing Arts Competition, Satyavan in Gustav Holst’s Savitri and Don
Jose in Bizet/Peter Brook’s La Tragedie de Carmen with Stony Brook University Opera,
concerts with Gateway Music Society, a recent recital of all of Benjamin Britten’s cycles set
to original foreign language texts entitled Subtle Shades of Meaning, and singing the role
of the Messenger and covering the role of Radames in Finger Lakes Opera’s summer 2023
production of Verdi’s Aida.

Notable moments from recent seasons include Max in Bronx Opera’s 50th Anniversary
production of Weber’s Der Freischütz, praised by Superconductor as being “admirable
[and showing] genuine character development over the course of three acts”, Sam in
Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah as a part of Lighthouse Opera’s first full season, and
Niebechung Vassal in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 production of Wagner’s

Mr. Celentano holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Performance and Music Education from SUNY Potsdam: Crane School of Music, a Masters of Opera Performance from SUNY Binghamton, is a current candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance at SUNY Stony Brook University, and was a former Young Artist at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY. He is a former student of Dr. Boris Loushin and Thomas Goodheart and a current student of Dr. Jeremy Little.