An opera composer/librettist, conductor, and songwriter, Michael Ching is the composer/librettist of the opera SPEED DATING TONIGHT! With over one hundred productions since its 2013 premiere at the Janiec Opera of the Brevard Music Center, SPEED DATING TONIGHT! is one of the most popular operas of the 21st century. Recent projects include ALL DRESSED UP (No Place to Go) for L’arietta Productions in Singapore, a series of nine quarantine-related songs which are now part of SPEED DATING TONIGHT!. His newest opera, RSBE, had its premiere at the University of Alabama in 2020. In 2018-2019, two new one act operas had their premieres, THRIVERS, at Palm Springs Opera Guild, and EIGHT WOODS AND A VAN, at the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Additional shorter operas include BIRTHDAY CLOWN at the Savannah Voice Festival, DINNER 4 3 (with librettist Deborah Brevoort) for Fargo Moorhead Opera, and COMPLETING THE PICTURE for Utah Opera’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. As Composer-in-Residence of Savannah Voice Festival, Michael wrote ALICE RYLEY (2015) and ANNA HUNTER (2017) two works with Savannah subjects. Other works include SLAYING THE DRAGON and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, opera a cappella, recorded on Albany Records. Michael’s other well known opera is BUOSO’S GHOST. BUOSO is a comic sequel to GIANNI SCHICCHI. Recently, BUOSO was performed at the Michigan Opera Theatre and OperaDelaware. In 2021, Savannah Voice Festival workshop his CENERENTOLA sequel, A ROYAL FEAST. In 2022, the Towson University will premiere a revised version of his MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.