Saturday, December 5, 2015

Introducing Barihunks Patrick McNally & Peter Johnson

Patrick McNally
Two singers who are new to this site are developing their careers as young artists in Tennessee. Patrick McNally and Peter Johnson both wrapped up a successful rung in Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox at the Nashville Opera.

McNally is a 2016 Mary Ragland Young Artist with the company and will take the stage as Guglielmo in their upcoming mainstage production of Mozart's Così fan tutte opening on January 22 and running through January 26. This season he's performed Argente in Handel's Rinaldo and Albert in Massenet's Werther with the Boston Opera Collaborative, Enrico in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and two roles with the New York Opera Exchange.

He has also been a winner of multiple awards including the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.

Peter Johnson in Carmen
Bass-barihunk Peter Johnson is a graduate of the Knoxville Opera Studio about 160 miles down the road from Nashville. He appeared in numerous roles with the Knoxville Opera, including Sid in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, Hermann in Offenbach’s Les contes des Hoffmann, the Boatswain in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore and Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen. In April, he returns to the company to sing Angelotti in Puccini's Tosca in a cast that features Kerri Marcinko as Floria Tosca and Jonathan Burton as Mario Cavaradossi.

In the summer of 2014 he completed the Apprentice Artist Program at the Des Moines Metro Opera where he covered the role of The Tutor in Rossini’s Le comte d’Ory.  While a young artist at the Brevard Music Center he created the roles of the Campaign Consultant and Triathlon Dan in Michael Ching’s new opera Speed Dating Tonight!, as well as appearing as Escamillo in Peter Brook’s Le tragédie de Carmen.  

Johnson earned his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville after completing his undergraduate training from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He also toured both nationally and internationally with The Concordia Choir. You can hear him sing Kurt Weill's Let Things Be Like They Always Was by clicking HERE.

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