Michael is a lover of classical music, and especially opera. He saw his first opera at 14 and has now seen 276 different operas, many, of course, several times.
He’s attended performances at scores of opera houses from Baku to Buenos Aires and Tashkent to Tel Aviv. He has heard most of the finest voices of the past half-century including Pavarotti, Domingo, Kauffman, Gedda, Schwarzkopf, Sutherland, Caballe, Netrebko, Jessie Norman, Janet Baker and Victoria de los Angeles.
Michael has written articles on opera and musical subjects for Libretto magazine, Opera Opera and Limelight.
At present, he is preparing a book of opera quotations.