Underwriters: Beth Madison
About the artist: Hailing from Stafford, Virginia, Cory McGee recently won second place in the 32nd annual Concert of Arias competition. He has recently completed his master of music degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. This past summer, her joined Santa Fe Opera as an apprentice artist, portraying the role of the Gardener in Ruder’s The Thirteenth Child. He recently performed the role of Sodbuster in The Shepherd School of Music’s production of Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up. Previous roles in Elder Ott in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, La Voce in Mozart’s Idomeneo, and Ranger Nat in Wolf Trap Opera’s commissioned children’s opera, David Hanlon’s Listen, Wilhelmina!. McGee was also a soloist in “Bernstein at 100 – A Celebration” at Wolf Traps Filene Center. Recent engagements include Sylvano in Cavalli’s La Calisto (Rice University), the title role in Le nozze di Figaro and Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon Oberlin Opera Theater), and Leporello in Don Giovanni (Oberlin in Italy).
HGO appearances: Brühlmann in Werther (COVID-19 cancellation); Billy in The Snowy Day. First-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: Second prize winner in HGO’s 2020 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
Artist’s website: https://www.corymcgeebass.com/