(He/him/his) Hailing from Stafford, Virginia, bass Cory McGee is a current member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Most recently, McGee joined Lawrence Brownlee and Nicole Heaston as part of HGO’s Giving Voice. Future engagements this season include a role debut as Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Santa Fe Opera.
Last summer, Mr. McGee returned to Wolf Trap Opera, where he was seen in scenes from Britten’s Billy Budd, Puccini’s La bohème, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Blanchard’s Champion. In 2018, he was first seen with Wolf Trap Opera as a Studio Artist, performing the role of La Voce in Mozart's Idomeneo, and Ranger Nat in Hanlon's Listen, Wilhelmina!.
Recent performances include Publio in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Sodbuster in Mazzoli’s Proving Up with Rice Opera Theatre, the title role of Figaro in Oberlin Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Arezzo Opera Festival. Praised by Palm Beach Arts Paper for his “powerful, clarion voice,” McGee has performed several roles with the Miami Music Festival: Colline in Puccini’s La bohème, Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Reverend John Hale in Ward’s The Crucible.