Michael Rallis began his vocal studies with Dr. Calvin Dash while in medical school at George Washington University. Study with John Gilmore of the Metropolitan Opera led to his transition from baritone to tenor. He has studied with Ken Smith for the past 15 years.
He has performed operatic arias with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra on many occasions over the past two decades. He appeared as tenor soloist in Beethoven's Ninth with the Raleigh Symphony and the Verdi Requiem with the NC Symphony in Southern Pines. In 2014 he appeared as Danillo in Opera Wilmington's debut production of Lèhar’s The Merry Widow. He has also performed in the Opera Gala at the Weymouth Music Festival in Southern Pines with the Winston-Salem Symphony.
He has shared the concert stage with soprano Christine Weidinger of the Metropolitan Opera on many occasions, both in the United States and Italy. His operatic stage debut was in the role of Canio in Pagliacci with the Triangle Opera Studio.
He is the chanter at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, nc and is one of the few in this country to be accomplished in the theory and performance of Byzantine Ecclesiastical Chant. Rallis most recently played the role of the Duke of Mantua in Opera Wilmington's production of Verdi’s Rigolettto.