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Jamez McCorkle

Tenor

  • American tenor Jamez McCorkle is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a member of the prestigious International Opera Studio in Zürich. An innate musician and trained pianist, he is a winner of several awards and competitions including the George London Competition, Sullivan Foundation, Brava! Opera Competition, National Opera Association Vocal Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Gulf Coast Region. Following his very successful debut as Lensky at the Spoleto Festival he makes two exciting company debuts this season, with Kentucky Opera as Tamino Die Zauberflöte and Michigan Opera Theatre as Lensky Eugene Onegin.

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  • His assignments in Zürich include Deux Gardes Manon, Normanno Lucia di Lammermoor and Mastro Trabuco La forze del destino. Last season his roles there were title role (cover) Idomeneo, Remendado and Don José (cover) Carmen, 1st Geharnischter Die Zauberflöte and Mastro Trabuco La forza del destino.


    McCorkle also joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and was invited to take part in the Young Artist Programme of the Salzburg Feststival, where he appeared as Fante del Consiglio I due Foscari and covered Tito La Clemenza di Tito. At Curtis Opera Theatre he appeared as Ruggero La Rondine, Nolan Doctor Atomic and Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia.


    Prior to attending Curtis, McCorkle attended Mannes College The New School for Music and Loyola University New Orleans. He has also attended several summer programs including Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, I Sing Beijing, Houston Grand Opera Young Artists' Vocal Academy, the Music Academy of the West, and the International Vocal Arts Institute.

    2018/19 season / 231 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season Highlights

Don José (cover) Carmen
Opernhaus Zürich


Title role (cover) Idomeneo
Opernhaus Zürich


Nick La Fanciulla del West
Opernhaus Zürich


1st Geharnischter Die Zauberflöte
Opernhaus Zürich


4th Esquire Parsifal
Opernhaus Zürich


Mastro Trabuco La forza del destino
Opernhaus Zürich

Opera Repertoire

Britten
Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia


Gounod
Benvolio Roméo et Juliette


Handel
Varo Arminio


Mozart
Tito La clemenza di Tito
Tamino Die Zauberflöte


Puccini
Nick La fanciulla del West
Ruggero La Rondine


Tchaikovsky
Lensky Eugene Onegin
 

Lensky, was played by New Orleans native Jamez McCorkle, who is someone for opera fans to follow closely. His tenor voice is substantial, expressive and flexible. It was on full display in the excruciatingly beautiful farewell aria he sings before the duel. He can go from loud to soft, even high in his range, seamlessly. McCorkle has made this role his own.

The Post and Courier

But the singer I most want to hear again is Jamez McCorkle, here as Ruggero, whose voice encompassed the grander Puccini moments but also delivered a level of intimacy that one doesn't often hear in this repertoire.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Jamez McCorkle (USA) flourishes and sets the foundation for excellence with Lensky’s aria from Tchaikovsky's “Kuda, kuda…

Mittelbayerische

Intermusica represents Jamez McCorkle worldwide

Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Lottie Gulliver
Assistant Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
lgulliver@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles