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.” Engagements for the 2021-2022 season include the cover of the Major-Domo in Ariadne auf Naxos with The Metropolitan Opera and Dancaïre in Carmen in his Minnesota Opera debut.

Based in New York, 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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