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Baritone Conor McDonald has been lauded by the New York Times as “irresistible” and praised by Opera News for his “warm voice and winning personality.” Known for his particular affinity for early and contemporary music, engagements for the 2022-2023 season include the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at OrpheusPDX, and his company debut with Madison Opera as Brother and Jazz Trio Baritone in The Seven Deadly Sins and Trouble in Tahiti, and Morales in Carmen at Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In the 2021-2022 season, he joined The Metropolitan Opera as cover of the Major-Domo in Ariadne auf Naxos and sang Dancaïre in Carmen in his Minnesota Opera debut.

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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