Michael Leopoldline

Michael LeopoldMichael Leopold holds a masters degree in historical plucked instruments from Sacramento State University (1998) and a degree in lute and theorbo from L’Istituto di Musica Antica of the Accademia Internazionale della Musica (2004) in Milan, Italy. Originally from Northern California, he continues to reside in Milan and performs both as a soloist and as an accompanist throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, Chile, Mexico, and the United States. He has played with a number of leading Italian early music groups, including , La Risonanza, La Venexiana, Concerto Italiano and La Pietà de’ Turchini and several American period-instrument ensembles Ars Lyrica and Catacoustic Consort to name a few. He has also collaborated with several orchestras and opera companies, including Orchestra Verdi di Milano, Opera Australia, San Francisco Opera, Barcelona Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Chicago Opera Theater and Portland Opera. He can be heard in recordings on the Stradivarius, Glossa, Naïve, and Naxos labels.