Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, tenor Michael Jankosky has performed with many San Francisco Bay Area companies. Recent credits include The Painter/Foreigner in West Edge Opera’s production Berg’s “Lulu,” Richard Smythe in Jake Heggie’s “The end of the Affair,” the tenor soloist in Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato” with American Bach Soloists, Benedict in Berlioz’ “Beatrice & Benedict,” Sam in Floyd’s “Susannah” with San Francisco Parlor Opera, Orönte in Handel’s “Alcina” with the SFCM Baroque Ensemble, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff with North Bay Opera, Rinuccio in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and Brighella in Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.” Besides opera, he also enjoys performing baroque, new works, musical theater repertoire and modern pieces that recall classical musical theater.
Mr. Jankosky has sung in master classes with Frederica von Stade, Christine Brewer, Gidon Saks, Warren Jones, Roger Vignoles, Martin Katz, and Jeffrey Thomas. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin-Wallace College and his Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
He is an avid cyclist and hiker.