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    Corey McKern Announces 2016/17 Season

    Scheduled highlights in Corey McKern's 2016/17 SEASON include a recital at the University of Montevallo in Birmingham and a concert of Mozart arias and scenes with the Tallahassee Symphony. McKern will also debut the role of Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking with Pensacola Opera. +FULL SCHEDULE

    Feature: Corey Returns to Lousiana Opera

    "Corey McKern has been singing professionally for 15 years, in places like Carnegie Hall, the New York City Opera, Avery Fisher Hall and the Santa Fe Opera. This week, the baritone will be making his third visit to Monroe when he stars in the Louisiana Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the University of Louisiana at Monroe..." +MORE

    Corey Announces 2015/16 Season

    Scheduled highlights in Corey McKern's 2015/16 performance season include appearances with the Phoenix and Seattle Symphonies, a return to Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the New York Choral Society, plus returns to Nashville, Pensacola and Florentine operas. +SEE FULL SCHEDULE

    Corey Stars in Hamlet with Opera Birmingham

    This Friday marks a significant role debut for the baritone; he returns to Opera Birmingham in the title role of Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet. Says the singer, "The French grand opera tradition, and the iconic role of Hamlet in particular, caught my attention long ago. The piece honors the same dramatic integrity of Shakespeare's brilliant work. ...I relish singing this music and exploring its many layers." READ FEATURE >

    Performances are January 23 & 25, 2015

    Corey McKern Makes Atlanta Opera Debut

    This month Corey McKern makes his company debut with Atlanta Opera as the American Consul Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In a recent interview with the Gwinnett Daily Post McKern said, “This is one of the great romantic Italian operas, and anyone would like this piece. If you don’t know anything about opera, this has everything you might imagine. Puccini was a master of setting drama to music and provoking emotions."

    Performances are November 8, 11, 14 and 16, 2014.

    Corey McKern to Debut with Phoenix Symphony

    Kicking off his 2014/15 Season Corey McKern will make his debut with the Phoenix Symphonyas a Soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana.

    Performances are September 19 and 20, 2014 in Symphony Hall.

    Corey closes 13/14 Season in La Bohème with Florentine Opera

    On May 9 and 11, 2014 Corey stars as Marcello in Florentine Opera's production of Puccini's La Bohème. Corey appears alongside rising talents Alyson Cambridge (Mimi), Noah Stewart (Rodolfo) and Katrina Thurman (Musetta).


    Corey McKern returns to Indy Opera, debuts challenging new role

    In October Corey debuts the role of MacHeath in Indianapolis Opera's premiere production of Weill's The Threepenny Opera. Corey last appeard with Indy Opera in 2009
    as Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos. Says the singer, "I was born in Indianapolis, both of my parents are from here and many of my relatives still live here, so it's definitely a company that feels like home!"

    Performances will take place at the Basile Opera Center, an intimate space with 300 seats. This smaller space will give opera-goers a riviting portrayal of what Corey calls "a great, dark story, with fantastic music...it's really a mix of opera and musical styles."

    Performances are October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2013.

    Corey McKern to perform at 4th Annual Twickenham Fest

    Next month Corey will appear as a soloist at Twickenham Fest in Huntsville, Alabama. Performing alongside friend, colleague and Twickenham Fest co-founder Susanna Phillips, his appearances include a special Patron concert, a night of Schubert songs, plus the World Premiere of a piece by composer Christopher Weiss.

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    Corey McKern makes Company Debut with Opera Saragota

    This June marks Corey's Company Debut with Opera Saratoga as Enrico in
    Donizetti’ s Lucia di Lammermoor.

    Performances are June 27 and 29, July 2, 5 and 7, 2013.
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    Announcing Coreymckern.com!

    Announcing the re-launch of coreymckern.com; Corey's new website is designed and maintained by The Doyle Treatment. Please check back soon and often for updates on Corey's news, schedule and more.


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    Corey McKern performs with the St. Louis Symphony

    Corey will perform Act III of Berg's Wozzeck and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the St. Louis Symphony.

    Performances are May 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2013.

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    Corey will return to Syracuse Opera in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

    Corey will return to Syracuse Opera as The Count in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Performances are April 26 & 28, 2013. The Baritone has previously appeared as The Count with Opera Birmingham, Nashville Opera, Opera Cleveland, Opera Columbus and Michigan Opera Theatre.
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    Corey receives ★★★★★s in The Magic Flute with Opera Birmingham

    Corey received critical acclaim for his recent portrayal as Papagano in The Magic Flute with Opera Birmingham. Wrote Michael Hubner of AL.com, "He has a natural stage presence and comedic talent... He also had the strongest voice among a large cast of fine singers..."
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