Michael McCown has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2001. During the 2017/18 season he can be heard singing three roles for the first time: Mime in Das Rheingold, Edward Fairfax Vere in Richard Jones' wonderful production of Billy Budd and Don Alvar in a new production of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine and Triquet in Eugene Onegin. Recent roles for the company have included Johnny Inkslinger in a wonderful new production of Britten's Paul Bunyan, Borsa in Rigoletto, a Journalist/Civil Servant in Křenek's Schwergewicht / Heavyweight, Basilio/Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Antonio in Die diebische Elster/The Thieving Magpie, Valzacchi (Der Rosenkavalier) and Pasek, Innkeeper in a new production of Das schlaue Füchslein/The Cunning Little Vixen. This tenor, who trained in Boston, appeared at Oper Frankfurt as a guest before joining the ensemble. Roles with which he has enjoyed great success here in recent seasons have included Prior Walter in Eötvös’ (Angels in America), Antonio (The Tempest), the Herzog von Cornwall (Reimann's Lear, available on CD - OehmsClassics), Kuska (Khovanshchina) and Fürst Hérisson de Porc-Epic (Chabrier's L’Étoile). Michael McCown's recent guest engagements have included appearances at the Aldeburgh Festival, Utah Opera, Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser) in Minden and the Aalto Theater in Essen, Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and a role in a play at Schauspielfrankfurt.