Beth Madison Fellow
About the artist:
A third-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. HGO roles for 2022-23 include Doctor Grenvil in La
traviata, Johann in Werther, Jailer in Tosca, and Fifth Jew in Salome. During the 2021-22 HGO
season, he performed the role of Billy in The Snowy Day, and 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.” He returned to Santa Fe in
summer 2021 as an apprentice artist for the second time, performing the role of Theseus in A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, and recently debuted the role of Colline in La bohème at Detroit Opera. He
will return to Wolf Trap in summer 2022 to
perform Caspar in Der Freischütz.
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/