Lauded by the New York Times as “irresistible” and praised by Opera News for his “warm voice and winning personality,” baritone Conor McDonald was most recently heard as a Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where he performed the title role in Gluck’s L’île de Merlin, the Major-Domo in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as a recital of art songs at the Phillips Collection. Other recent engagements include Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata with the Atlanta Opera; Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore with Anchorage Opera; and Ponchel in Kevin Puts’s Silent Night and the Soldier in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale at the 2018 Glimmerglass Festival.


Based in New York since 2015, McDonald has performed as Junius in The Rape of Lucretia as a guest artist with CUNY Queens; the Traveler in Curlew River with the Mark Morris Dance Group at Brooklyn Academy of Music; and several appearances as baritone soloist with New York City Ballet, including Bernstein’s Dybbuk, Stravinsky’s Les noces, and Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer. Performances for the 2019-2020 season included his debut with Austin Opera as Marullo in Rigoletto, a master class and recital at Lee University, where he performed art songs by Mussourgsky, Britten, Poulenc, and Milhaud with fellow Tanglewood alumna Dr. ChoEun Lee, and a workshop of The Halloween Tree with American Lyric Theater.

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