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Jamez McCorkle

Tenor

  • Hailing from New Orleans, Jamez McCorkle is currently in his final year of studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. Initially a baritone, McCorkle has won awards in several competitions, including the 2013 George London Competition (George London Award), 2013 Sullivan Foundation (Top Prize Betty Allen Award), 2013 Brava! Opera Competition (first place), the 2012 National Opera Association Vocal Competition (second place), the 2011 Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Competition (finalist), the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Gulf Coast Region (second place), and the 2010 S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition (first place).

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  • This season he will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera where he will cover Benvolio in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. Upcoming appearances include his debut as Lensky Eugene Onegin at the Spoleto Festival, South Carolina, Ruggero in La Rondine at the Curtis Opera Theatre, Nolan in Doctor Atomic at the Curtis Opera Theatre and Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia at the Curtis Opera Theatre.


    Previous appearances as a baritone included the title role of Gianni Schicchi at the Curtis Opera Theatre, Owen Wingrave at the Curtis Opera Theatre, Betto in Gianni Schicchi at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel, Directeur in Les Mamelles de Tirésias at Loyola University, and Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Music Academy of the West. His other credits for the Curtis Opera Theatre include Chaplain and Marquis de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore and Sprecher in The Magic Flute.


    Prior to attending Curtis, McCorkle attended Mannes College The New School for Music and Loyola University New Orleans. He has also attended several summer programs including Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, I Sing Beijing, Houston Grand Opera Young Artists' Vocal Academy, the Music Academy of the West, and the International Vocal Arts Institute.

    2016-17 season / 301 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season Highlights

Benvolio (cover) Roméo et Juliette
The Metropolitan Opera

Lensky Eugene Onegin
Spoleto Festival 


Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia
Curtis Insitute of Music

Nolan Doctor Atomic
Curtis Insitute of Music

Ruggiero La Rondine
Curtis Insitute of Music

Opera Repertoire

Britten
Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia


Gounod
Benvolio Roméo et Juliette


Handel
Varo Arminio


Mozart
Tito La clemenza di Tito
Tamino Die Zauberflöte


Puccini
Nick La fanciulla del West
Ruggero La Rondine


Tchaikovsky
Lensky Eugene Onegin
 

Lensky, was played by New Orleans native Jamez McCorkle, who is someone for opera fans to follow closely. His tenor voice is substantial, expressive and flexible. It was on full display in the excruciatingly beautiful farewell aria he sings before the duel. He can go from loud to soft, even high in his range, seamlessly. McCorkle has made this role his own.

The Post and Courier

But the singer I most want to hear again is Jamez McCorkle, here as Ruggero, whose voice encompassed the grander Puccini moments but also delivered a level of intimacy that one doesn't often hear in this repertoire.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Jamez McCorkle (USA) flourishes and sets the foundation for excellence with Lensky’s aria from Tchaikovsky's “Kuda, kuda…

Mittelbayerische

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Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Lottie Gulliver
Assistant to Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
lgulliver@intermusica.co.uk

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