Michael McCown


Tenor

Michael McCown, photo: Barbara Aumüller
Michael McCown's roles during the 2014/15 season are Die Knusperhexe/Witch in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, a role he has sung at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, General Sir Philip Wingrave in Owen Wingrave, 3rd Squire in Parsifal, a Herald in Pizzetti's Murder in the Cathedral and Faninal's Steward in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier. This tenor, who studied in Boston, appeared at Oper Frankfurt as a guest before joining the ensemble here in 2001. One of his finest interpretations was Prior Walter in Eötvös’ Angels in America in 2008/09. Michael McCown's many roles for the company in recent seasons have included Antonio (Die diebische Elster/The Thieving Magpie), Mainfroid (Die Sizilianische Vesper/The Sicilian Vespers), Antonio (The Tempest), The Duke of Cornwall (Reimann's Lear, available on CD/OehmsClassics), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor), Don Anchise (Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe/La finta giardiniera), Kuska (Khowanshchina) and Fürst Hérisson de Porc-Epic (Chabrier's L’Étoile). Whilst still a student he sang at the Aldeburgh Festival and Utah Opera. Parallel zu seinem Festengagement an der Oper Frankfurt gastierte Michael McCown in Wanda Golonkas India Song am Schauspiel Frankfurt und als Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser) sowohl in Minden als auch in Hans Neuenfels’ Inszenierung am Aalto Theater in Essen. Guest engagements have included Wanda Golonka's India Song at Schauspiel Frankfurt and Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser in Minden and in Hans Neuenfels’ production of the same work at the Aalto Theater in Essen.

Saison 2014/2015


ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Richard Strauss
DER ROSENKAVALIER
(The Knight of the Rose)

Richard Strauss
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
Engelbert Humperdinck
MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL
Ildebrando Pizzetti
OWEN WINGRAVE
Benjamin Britten
PARSIFAL
Richard Wagner
May
MO TU WE TH FR SA SO
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6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
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27 28 29 30 31

LOHENGRIN
Richard Wagner
Wednesday 01.05.2013 17:00 h
Opera House

LANDSCHAFT MIT ENTFERNTEN VERWANDTEN
(Landscape with distant relations)
Heiner Goebbels
Wednesday 01.05.2013 20:00 h
Bockenheimer Depot

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