Let me tell you
IN WORDS, MUSIC, HISTORY,
Michael J. Bolton is an engaging, knowledgeable, and impactful content creator on classical music and opera. With his dynamic personality and innovative approach, each program is tailored to mission goals and audience needs, helping to build stronger organizational relationships.
A B O U T
MICHAEL J. BOLTON
Let's go on a journey together as I tell you a story through words, music, history and drama. Over 65,000 people have gone on these journeys with me at lectures and pre-performance talks throughout the country. These journeys explore mythology or contemporary stories, feature kings and queens or teenagers on the run. Some are funny and others are harrowing.
Yet, there is a commonality among all of them — our hearts and our beings. As far removed as these stories may seem, I help people discover themselves and connect to these stories in deep and transformative ways.
S E R V I C E S
EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN, AND INSPIRE
C O N S U L T I N G
With over 15 years of executive experience in strategic planning, initiative planning and implementation, audience development, and community building, I can help your next initiative achieve maximum impact.
Check out my experience and then contact me to learn more.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
S T U A R T H O L T
Director of School Programs and
Michael’s lectures provide audiences with new perspectives, ideas, and analysis of works that they may be extremely familiar with, or exploring for the first time. It's the perfect blend of humor and accessibility mixed with his fantastic passion for the art form we call opera.
M I L E S C O H E N
Michael J. Bolton brings thoughtful insights to his pre-concert lectures for Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He is at the same time skillful in delivering the history and context for vocal repertoire in an engaging conversational style. His goal is obvious: drawing out the humanity of music, he inspires critical thinking on the often unexpected perspectives of others and provokes his listeners to a greater love for music.
V A L E R I E G A Y
Deputy Director for
Audience Engagement &
Chief Experience Officer
I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to collaborate with Michael for several years. I’ve experienced his leadership, creative problem solving and premium he places on making sure his partners are heard and properly represented. Mike’s high EQ enables him to forge collaborations across many communities, demographics, and points of view to create a strong team of professionals dedicated to achieving a shared goal.
J O E J O N E S
Facebook Testimonial on
L'elisir d'amore lecture
Mr. Bolton's pre-opera chats never fail to add an extra dimension to the performance and enrich the experience with knowledge and understanding that go beyond the score.