Michelle Trainor, a Massachusetts native, has been called “spellbinding and intense”. Opera News hailed that “Michelle Trainor gave one of the most satisfying performances of the evening.” She most recently made her Boston Modern Orchestra Project debut singing Oneeta/Princess/Batcheat in Haroun and the Sea of Stories, the role of Ofglen in Boston Lyric Opera’s The Handmaid’s Tale and returned to Emmanuel Music to sing Mrs Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera. Ms. Trainor also debuted roles in the 2018-19 season beginning with a return engagement to Odyssey Opera singing Benoni in Gounod’s La Reine de Saba as well as Berta in The Barber of Seville with both Michigan Opera Theatre and Boston Lyric Opera. Other recent highlights include the role of Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, Jocasta in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Helen McDougal in the World Premiere of Julian Grant and Mark Campbell’s The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Ghita in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg. Her recent concert work includes soprano soloist in Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and she joined Boston Symphony Orchestra in their performance of Der Rosenkavalier. This season, Michelle will be returning to the Boston Lyric Opera stage to sing the role of Miss Lightfoot in Fellow Travelers and will be singing La Madre de Ignacio in the world premiere of Omar Najmi’s En la Ardiente Oscuridad.