Beth Madison Fellow
About the artist:
A second-year HGO Studio artist from Stafford, Virginia, Cory McGee completed his Master of Music degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He was the second prize winner in HGO’s 2020 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, McGee will perform the role of Billy in The Snowy Day. During the 2020-21 HGO Digital season he appeared in The Making of The Snowy Day, an Opera for All as Billy, and in Giving Voice. In summer 2019, he joined Santa Fe Opera as an apprentice artist, portraying the role of the Gardener in Ruder’s The Thirteenth Child. In 2018 he was a studio artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where he played La Voce in Mozart’s Idomeneo and Ranger Nat in David Hanlon’s children’s opera, Listen, Wilhelmina!, and was a soloist in “Bernstein at 100 – A Celebration.” Recent engagements include the title role in The Marriage of Figaro and Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon (Oberlin Opera Theater) and Leporello in Don Giovanni (Oberlin in Italy). He returned to Santa Fe this summer as an apprentice artist for the second time, performing the role of Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Later this season, he will make debuts with Michigan Opera Theater and Florentine Opera as Colline in La bohème.
HGO appearances: Billy/Ensemble Bass 2 in The Snowy Day; Virgil in Turn and Burn; Duke of Verona in Romeo and Juliet. Second-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: Billy/Ensemble Bass 2 in The Making of The Snowy Day; Soloist in Giving Voice. Second prize winner in HGO’s 2020 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
Artist’s website: https://www.corymcgeebass.com/