Marcus McConico's impressive presence and versatile range warrants rave reviews in performed signature roles such as Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi in Tosca, the title roles in Faust, Werther and Albert Herring, as well as Roméo and Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette, Don José in La tragédie de Carmen, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. Of a recent performance as Bruno in I Puritani, the Washington Post says "He sang a tenderly romantic "Salut! Demeure chaste et pure. Like soprano Borst, McConico has an impressive lower range; his occasional dips into baritone territory revealed a darkly rich tone."
Most recently, Mr. McConico performed Alfredo in La Traviata with the Italian American Festival Duluth, Opera Roanoke and Baltimore Opera, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with North Star Opera, the title role in Faust with Virginia Opera, and sang a concert of arias with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. Next, he will perform Rodolfo in La Boheme with the Minneapolis Opera, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance with Opera Carolina, and will reprise the role of Alfredo in La Traviata with the Augusta Opera, as well as several symphony orchestra engagements around the country.
Internationally, Mr. McConico has made concert appearances in Palermo, Italy and Tel Aviv, Israel. Mr. McConico has also appeared as a soloist with the Redlands Symphony in California, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and was featured as the Tenor soloist in Bach's B-Minor Mass with The Arrowhead Chorale of Northern Minnesota.
Mr. McConico has worked as an apprentice with numerous opera organizations including Central City Opera, Knoxville Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Baltimore Opera. Mr. McConico made his Baltimore Opera debut as the Coachman and Nihilist Teacher in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Mr. McConico currently studies voice with Arthur Levy, and holds as MM in Vocal Performance for the University of Tennessee, and a BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Mr. McConico has recently served on the faculty at UMD as an adjunct teacher of voice.
Opera Carolina Performances:
Pirates of Penzance (2006–2007)