Eric McConnell

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Eric McConnell

(he/him/his) Denver native Eric J. McConnell is quickly garnering acclaim in the American opera community for his distinctive dramatic voice and theatrical interpretations of both comic and tragic characters. He made his Virginia Opera debut in 2020 as part of the VOAF Stayin’ Alive initiative, and he performs Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and Dr. Dulcamara in Pinocchio in the company’s reimagined Spring 2021 season.

Virginia Opera
Sam, Trouble in Tahiti, 2021
Central City Opera
Jigger (cover), Carousel, 2021
Central City Opera
Ceprano, Rigoletto, 2021
Opera Colorado
Figaro/Antonio, Le nozze di Figaro, 2019
Aspen Music Festival and School
Figaro (cover), Le nozze di Figaro, 2019
Aspen Music Festival and School
Sodbuster, Proving Up, 2019
Opera Colorado
Bartolo, Il barbiere di Siviglia, 2019
Aspen Music Festival and School
Schlémil, Les contes d'Hoffmann, 2018
Opera Colorado
Dr. Grenvil, La traviata, 2018
Northwestern University
Grandpa Moss, The Tender Land, 2017
Opera Saratoga
President Prexy, 2017
Northwestern University
Bartolo, Le nozze di Figaro, 2016
Northwestern University
Blitch, Susannah, 2016
Central City Opera
William Jennings Bryan, The Ballad of Baby Doe, 2016
Central City Opera
Jailer, Tosca, 2016
Northwestern University
Gus, Later the Same Evening, 2016
Seagle Festival
Basilio, Il barbiere di Siviglia, 2015
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Schedule

Rigoletto
Ceprano

Central City Opera, 2021


Carousel
Jigger (Cover)

Central City Opera, 2021

Trouble in Tahiti
Sam

Virginia Opera, 2021


Proving Up
Sodbuster

Aspen Music Festival and School, 2019

Il barbiere di Siv...
Bartolo

Opera Colorado, 2019

Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro/Antonio

Opera Colorado, 2019

La traviata
Dr. Grenvil

Opera Colorado, 2018

Biography

McConnell has studied as a young artist with Virginia Opera, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Opera Saratoga, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Seagle Festival. Roles performed include the Sodbuster (Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up), Olin Blitch (Susannah), Figaro/Bartolo/Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Grandpa Moss (The Tender Land), Angelotti/Sacristan (Tosca), Basilio/Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Frank (Die Fledermaus), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Gus O’Neill (John Musto’s Later the Same Evening), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), and Aristotle Onassis (Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O).

McConnell is a two-time regional finalist in the Rocky Mountain region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, in both 2020 and 2019. He is a recent third-place winner in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s 2020 competition. Additional honors include a MONC Encouragement Award (Colorado-Wyoming District, 2017) and fourth place in the Bel Canto Foundation’s final year of awards.

Future plans include a return to Central City Opera in their postponed 2021 season, where McConnell will sing Ceprano in the family matinée performance of Rigoletto and cover Jigger in Carousel. He holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. McConnell is an Eagle Scout, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a zealous collector of rubber ducks.
"McConnell, who in addition to a vibrant voice has significant acting chops, portrayed cheerful villainy in “La Calunnia” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville."
— DC Metro Theater Arts

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