Michael Clifton-Thompson was born in Newport, Gwent and studied with Irene Livingstone and Glenville Hargreaves. He joined the WNO Chorus in 1985 where roles have included AndresWozzeck, Leopold Der Rosenkavalier, Borsa Rigoletto, Young Servant Elektra, Prince of PersiaTurandot, Messenger Beatrice and Benedict, Don Curzio Le nozze di Figaro, Parpignol La bohème, Drunken Prisoner From the House of the Dead, First PrisonerFidelio, Squeak Billy Budd, Missail Boris Godunov, Monostatos The Magic Flute, First Prisoner Leonore, Third Jew Salome, Beppe I pagliacci, The Defendant Trial by Jury, Monsieur TriquetEugene Onegin, Romeo in the Star- cross’d Lovers tour 2005, Idiot / Orderly Wozzeck and Raoul de St Brioche The Merry Widow. Other engagements include Alfredo La traviata and title roleFaust (Craig-y-nos).
Michael has performed all over the UK in concert and is one of the “Three Other Tenors from Welsh National Opera”
Michael has also made many surprise appearances at events as part of the Surprise-Singers.