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Let me tell you
a story

IN WORDS, MUSIC, HISTORY,
AND DRAMA

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.

 
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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. 

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S E R V I C E S

EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN, AND INSPIRE

L E C T U R E S

Over 65,000 people have attended lectures I've given for The Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, University of Pennsylvania,  and dozens of other organizations.

Learn more about a unique in-person or video presentation for your organization. 

P O D C A S T S

Need someone to produce your company's podcast? Want to be featured on a podcast where I will highlight your upcoming production? Contact me.  

For more information and to hear samples, click the link below. 

P R O G R A M
N O T E S

I'll help your audience immerse themselves in your upcoming production, recording, donor newsletter, education guide, and more with a thought-provoking, informative, and entertaining article. 

Contact me to begin the discussion. 

V O I C E   O V E R

Writing, producing , and voicing are all in my wheelhouse, from voiceovers for your videos or podcast to on-hold messages and ticket alerts, I can achieve the sound you want for your project. 

Listen to some samples at the link below. 

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. 

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T E S T I M O N I A L S

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

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S T U A R T   H O L T
Director of School Programs and
Community Engagement

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.

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M I L E S   C O H E N
Artistic Director

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.

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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.

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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.

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