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About Michelle

Hailed by Opera Wire as an artist “imbued with fiery relish”, American dramatic coloratura soprano Michelle Allie Drever possesses an unusual vocal combination of agility, power, and ethereal lyricism.


Last season, Ms. Drever made her role debut as the eponymous diva in Tosca at Pocket Opera and premiered her first Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at West Bay Opera. Other credits include numerous turns as Violetta in La Traviata, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at companies such as Utah Lyric Opera, Pocket Opera, LA Opera, and Miami Lyric Opera. She is also a featured staple at Pacific Opera Project, where her previous roles include the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Le Feu/Le Rossignol in L'enfant et les sortilèges, and Violetta in La Traviata (cover).


A fiercely committed singer-actor, Ms. Drever is steadily gaining a reputation as a “force of nature” on the stage, praised as the “rare combination of actor/singer for whom opera was intended but all too seldom found” (Splash Magazine). She holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where she created the role of La Condesa in the world premiere of Juana by Carla Lucero. Recently, she had the profound

honor of reuniting with Ms. Lucero for another world premiere, this time at Opera Birmingham as famed American icon Anne Sullivan – a role that was written for her – in touch, an opera based on the life of Helen Keller.


Ms. Drever's vast repertoire spans far and wide across the Western classical music repertory; however, she has a profound prodigiousness singing the works of Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini, and Verdi, as well as demonstrating emerging talent in modern opera and the Great American Songbook. 

An alumna of the Renata Scotto Opera Academy under the direction of the late Renata Scotto, Ms. Drever will make her debut as a solo recording artist on Parma Recordings later this year, which will be distributed internationally by Navona Records on streaming platforms and compact discs everywhere.


She is a finalist of the Premiere Opera Foundation and National Opera Association vocal competitions. A native of Northern California, she currently resides in Los Angeles.

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