Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, tenor Michael Jankosky has performed with many San Francisco Bay Area companies. Recently, he has performed as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Amy Beach’s Canticle of the Sun, both JS Bach & CPE Bach Magnificat & with the SF Choral Society; tenor soloist for Bach St. John’s Passion with the UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, and the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil with the Pacific Boychoir Academy. He gave the premiere workshop performances of David Garner’s opera Mary Pleasant at Land’s End. Other 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.