Jamez McCorkle appears with Kentucky Opera & Michigan Opera Theatre
This autumn, Jamez McCorkle makes his company and role debut as Tamino The Magic Flute at Kentucky Opera and his company debut at Michigan Opera Theatre as Lensky Eugene Onegin.
Kentucky Opera’s The Magic Flute is directed by Beth Greenberg and conducted by Joseph Mechavich, and Michigan Opera Theatre’s Eugene Onegin is directed by Toer Zvulun and conducted by Stephen Lord.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute, McCorkle made his debut as Lensky at Spoleto Festival USA in 2017, a performance that received critical acclaim:
"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."
Post and Courier, May 2017
A current member of the prestigious International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich, McCorkle joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in 2017 for their production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and was invited to take part in the Young Artist Programme at the Salzburg Festival where he appeared as Fante del Consiglio I due Foscari and covered Tito La Clemenza di Tito. His roles in Zürich this season include Deux Gardes Manon, Normanno Lucia di Lammermoor and Mastro Trabuco La forza 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.
Performances of The Magic Flute continue until 23 September and Eugene Onegin until 21 October.
Intermusica singers at the 2017 Salzburg Festival
The Salzburg Festival begins on 21 July 2017, and this summer four Intermusica singers perform throughout its duration. Sir Willard White returns to Salzburg to sing the role of Publio in Mozart La clemenza di Tito in Peter Sellars' new production from 27 July. Performing under the baton of Teodor Currentzis, White joins a cast that also features Russell Thomas, Golda Schultz, Christina Gansch, Marianne Crebassa and Jeanine De Bique. The opening night performance will be broadcast live by ORF and by BR.
Also performing at Salzburg this summer are three singers making their debuts at the festival: Michael Colvin, Huw Montague Rendall and Jamez McCorkle. Colvin's debut at the festival is as the Duke of Cornwall in a new production of Reimann's Lear, which opens on 20 August. Colvin returns to the role following performances last season at Opéra de Paris. Next season, he makes debuts at Vlaamse Opera singing Caius Falstaff and at Monte Carlo where he reprises the role of Bob Boles Peter Grimes. He also returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to sing Bardolfo Falstaff.
Both Huw Montague Rendall and Jamez McCorkle join Salzburg's prestigious Young Artists Programme and also make their debuts on the main stage. McCorkle sings Fante del Consiglio I due Foscari and covers Tito La clemenza di Tito, while Montague Rendall sings Second Apprentice Wozzeck. In addition to these roles, both artists will appear in the Young Artists Programme Final Concert on 26 August. Next season, both McCorkle and Montague Rendall will be members of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich.
Jamez McCorkle debuts as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Spoleto Festival
Jamez McCorkle makes his debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Spoleto Festival on 26 May 2017. He can also be heard at the festival in their Celebration Concert on 30 May and as the Tenor Soloist in Mozart Great Mass on 6 June.
Click here to watch McCorkle performing Lensky’s aria (Kuda Kuda) with the Nürnberger Symphoniker.
Currently in his final year of studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, McCorkle's roles have included Ruggero in La Rondine, Nolan in Doctor Atomic and Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia. This season McCorkle also joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Gounod Roméo et Juliette.
Following Spoleto, McCorkle joins the prestigious Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival and becomes a member of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich next season.
Performances of Eugene Onegin run until 8 June.