Guild Hall & Bel Canto Boot Camp Concludes Series with Michael Spyres

By Francisco Salazar

Guild Hall and Bel Canto Boot Camp’s 2022 Resident Artist series will conclude with a recital featuring baritenor Michael Spyres alongside resident artists soprano Teresa Castillo and tenor Samual Keeler.

The concert, which is set to take place on Oct. 15, is part of a series that supports an emerging generation of opera singers while bringing operatic performances and community engagement programs to the East End.

The performance will take place at the Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and will showcase Spyres performing arias and songs by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.

In a statement said Bel Canto Boot Camp co-founders, Derrick Goff and Rachelle Jonck said, “Michael Spyres joins Bel Canto Boot Camp in a journey through his favorite bel canto repertoire including opera and song. As a singer with an extraordinary range the world is his oyster,
and a voice like this does not come along all that often. We are privileged to have a long history with Michael – he was the lead tenor in the first professional opera production Derrick ever worked on as a pianist and coach and had worked with Rachelle for many years at the same company (Bel Canto at Caramoor). He is a champion of bel canto rarities as well as excellence in singing, all while being a down-to-earth colleague and friend. We are thrilled to work with him again at Guild Hall!”