Michael is generously supported by a Bruce Millar/Gulliver Donation.
British répétiteur, conductor and organist Michael Papadopoulos read Music as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Oxford, after which he undertook postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. This year, he has been Conducting Fellow in the Opera Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is the Opera Holland Park Young Artist Répétiteur for 2018. As a conductor, he has worked largely on contemporary operas. He conducted a performance of Daniel Saleeb’s Occo’s Eternal Act at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of their “Opera: Passion, Power, and Politics” exhibition, as well as leading workshops on Na’ama Zisser’s Mamzer Bastard, which was premiered by the Royal Opera House later this year. He was also music director for a staged performance of contemporary scenes by composers and librettists at the Guildhall Opera School. His opera credits include Jephthah, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cambridge University Opera Society), The Tale of Januarie, Radamisto, Dialogues des Carmélites (Guildhall), Don Giovanni (British Youth Opera), La traviata, Così fan tutte and Isabeau (Opera Holland Park). Michael runs the music programme at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, where he is Assistant Director of Music. Recent projects have included conducting Brahms’ Requiem and Handel’s Messiah, as well as appearing as the soloist in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the Thames Chamber Orchestra. He has performed on BBC Radio 3 several times as both a pianist and organist, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He has performed as a continuo player with Sinfonia Verdi, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Clare Baroque, and Ebarocum Baroque.