Acclaimed as "one of the greatest singers of his generation" (Toronto Globe and Mail), Michael Maniaci has been praised for hisrare, thrilling voice and sensational stage presence. Mr. Maniaci "possesses a remarkable voice, that marries trumpeting high notes with a warm and supple middle voice and secure bottom" (Washington Post). He is lauded for "his natural male soprano [that] is probably the closest thing on earth to the sound of the castrati of long ago, and he uses it with a finesse that’s rare among singers so young." (Toronto Globe and Mail). Following his overwhelming success as Tirinto in Chistopher Alden's staging of Handel's Imeneo for Glimmerglass Opera, Anthony Tomossini stated in the New York Times, "The amazing male soprano Michael Maniaci [is] headed for a major career." In January 2010, he released his first solo album of Mozart Arias for Telarc, which included Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and arias from Lucio Silla, La clemenza di Tito, and Idomeneo with Boston Baroque, and debuted at # 13 on the US Billboard Charts. Future engagements include Unsuk Chin's Cantatrix Sopranica with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and tours ofMadame Whitesnake to Beijing International Music Festival and Singapore.