Marcus McConico has appeared with numerous opera companies and symphonies throughout the U.S. including Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Columbus, Augusta Opera, Baltimore Opera, Opera Roanoke, Asheville Lyric Opera, Knoxville Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Carolina, DuPage Opera Theatre, Duluth Festival Opera, Skylark Opera, Lyric Opera of the North, Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra. A member of the American Tenors from 2004-2020, Marcus appeared with symphonies across the U.S. as well as a nationwide tour with Live on Stage for the 2011-2012 season. International credits include performances in Izmir, Ankara, Marmaris, and Yalikavak, Turkey, Palermo, Italy, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Tatuí, Brazil. Marcus was selected to co-present a program titled “Caruso and Lanza: A Centennial Tribute Lecture Recital,” at the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT) conference in Vienna, Austria in August 2022.
Marcus McConico’s impressive presence and versatile range warrants rave reviews in performed signature roles such as Il Duca in Rigoletto, Fenton in Falstaff, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Alfredo in La Traviata, Manrico in Il Trovatore, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Ruggiero in La Rondine, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Calaf in Turandot, the title roles in Faust, Albert Herring, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, as well as Don José in La tragédie de Carmen.
Concert and Oratorio work for Mr. McConico includes Tenor Soloist in Turkish Oratorio Yunus Emre, Tenor Soloist in Händel’s Messiah, Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation, Tenor Soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass, Tenor Soloist in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion, Tenor Soloist in Carmina Burana, Second Tenor Soloist in Beethoven’s Chorale Fantasie, Tenor Soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Tenor Soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Tenor Soloist in Dave Brubeck’s Christmas Cantata La Fiesta de la Posada, Tenor Soloist in Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man, Tenor Soloist in Severin Behnen’s Messiah, and Tenor Soloist in Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer.
Mr. McConico holds an MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee, and a BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Mr. McConico is an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at the University of Minnesota Duluth and currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota School of Music in the Twin Cities on a Harvey Berneking Fellowship. In February 2015 Marcus released his first full-length album, Mio Cuore Italiano, A Collection of Italian and Neapolitan Songs, available through CDBaby.com and iTunes.