Let me tell
you a story
IN WORDS, MUSIC, HISTORY,
Mike Bolton is an engaging, knowledgeable, and impactful content creator of 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.
MICHAEL J. BOLTON
A B O U T
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, pre-performance talks, and other curated events throughout the country. These journeys explore mythology or contemporary stories, feature royalty 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 through lectures, podcasts, program notes, travel opportunities, and more.
S E R V I C E S
EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN, AND INSPIRE
C L I E N T S and C O L L A B O R A T O R S
WORKING WITH THE BEST
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
Mike'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
Mike 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 Mike 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.
P O D C A S T
Apple Podcast Reviews
for Front Row Center
Bravo! A wonderful example of the power of a truly interdisciplinary approach.
Great Opera Podcast
Perfect balance of breadth and depth. Looking forward to more!!