Mackenzie Whitney is gaining recognition nationwide for his expressive lyric tenor voice. Opera News has praised him for his “bright, warm tone, and his midrange” with “considerable power” and the New York Times hailed his “vibrant tenor.” This year, he made his Charlottesville Opera debut with his celebrated Rodolfo in La bohème.
In the 2019-2020 season, he performed La bohème with Cleveland Opera Theater, La Traviata with Madison Opera, Roméo et Juliette with Knoxville Opera, and a holiday concert with the Madison Symphony. The 2018-2019 season saw the revival of his Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance with Intermountain Opera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with Pensacola Opera, joining the Great Falls Symphony in concert, and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra as Alfredo in La Traviata.
In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Whitney made debuts with San Diego Opera as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Annapolis Opera as Alfredo in La Traviata, returned to Madison Opera as Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas, and joined the Glyndebourne Festival as the cover of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.