Award-winning operatic baritone Corey McKern earns critical acclaim and accolades in every appearance he makes. Mr. McKern is a former grant recipient from the Sullivan Foundation, as well as the first place winner of Opera Birmingham, Shreveport Opera, and Mobile Opera competitions. He holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program.
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..." ★★★★★
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.
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.