Michael Segura began studying voice through musical theater and barbershop before becoming a classical musician. Michael has shared his artistry throughout Orange County by performing roles such as Papageno (The Magic Flute), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), and Dancaïro (Carmen) under the music direction of Doris Lang Kosloff, as well as the Winter Fairy (The Fairy Queen), with Lyric Opera of Orange County. He has also done scene-work with Pacific Symphony as Dandini (La Cenerentola) and Belcore (Elixir of Love). In the greater whole of Southern California, Michael further expands his horizons singing with San Diego Opera as a chorister and Pacific Chorale as a staff singer. Michael has recently made his debut with Opera San Luis Obispo in their production of Die Fledermaus as Dr. Falke, as well as his debut with Opera Santa Barbara as Moralès in Carmen. Additionally, he has recently won the San Diego District round of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.
While working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance at California State University Fullerton, he participated in the annual Music Associates Concerto/Aria Competition twice, taking first place both times. It was also during this time that Michael performed the eponymous roles of Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicchi, along with a long list of scene works; these included roles such as Belcore from L’elisir d’amore, the Count from Le nozze di Figaro, and Figaro from il barbiere di Siviglia.
Michael portrayed the role of Marco from Gianni Schicchi in 2019 while participating in the LA-based Angel’s Vocal Art Opera Intensive program. In the summer of 2022, Michael expanded his studies to Vicenza, Italy, once again taking on the titular role in Gianni Schicchi with International Lyric Academy.