His stage roles have included Andronico (Tamerlano) with Lyon Opera; Ptolomeo (Giulio Cesare) at the Paris Opera; Cavalli's Giasone for the Innsbruck Festival; Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream) for the Glyndebourne Festival; Ottone (Agrippina) , Ottone (The Coronation of Poppea), Military Governor (Judith Weir's A Night at the Chinese Opera) at Kent Opera; Apollo (Death in Venice) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Covent Garden, and the 1992 Glyndebourne Festival; Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse with the Netherlands Opera and the English National Opera and Rinaldo in Lisbon with Teresa Berganza.
Michael Chance's performances in oratorio and concert are numerous and widespread: in previous seasons he has appeared at New York's Lincoln Center, and in Moscow, Budapest, East Berlin, Japan, and throughout Western Europe. Among the conductors with whom he performs regularly are Frans Brüggen, John Eliot Gardiner, Franz Welser-Möst, Gustav Leonhardt, Jane Glover, Trevor Pinnock and Nicholas Kraemer. Recent concerts have included Handel's Solomon in Berlin, Rodelinda in Edinburgh, Carmina Burana with the London Symphony Orchestra, a major tour of Handel's Agrippina with the Monteverdi Choir, and the St John Passion in Milan, Padua and the Netherlands.
Michael Chance has made well over fifty recordings and his television appearances have included A Night at the Chinese Opera and Death in Venice. He has also given two solo recitals at London's Wigmore Hall.
Future engagements include A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Australian Opera in Sydney; and, at the Netherlands Opera, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Il ritorno d'Ulisse (including performances in New York) and The Coronation of Poppea; Messiah at Carnegie Hall; the new Birtwistle opera at Glyndebourne, together with concerts, recitals and recordings with major baroque groups throughout Europe and North America.