Crider Michéle, soprano
was born in the USA. Her repertoire includes numerous Verdi heroines including Leonora in Il trovatore, Leonora in La forza del destino, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Odabella in Attila, Elvira in Ernani, Lucrezia in I due Foscari, the title role in Aida and in Luisa Miller as well as the title role in Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Tosca (Puccini), Norma (Bellini), Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) and others. She performs regularly at all leading international opera houses including the Royal Opera House Convent Garden, Teatro all Scala, Arena di Verona, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bavarian Staatsoper and the opera houses of Hamburg, Rome, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid and many others.
At the Israeli Opera she sang:
Un ballo in maschera: Amelia (1997, 2006)
Il trovatore: Leonora (2007)
La Gioconda: Gioconda (2008)