"Standouts included the fiercely accurate bass Eric McConnell as the bee-bopping Elisha."

​     -Albany Times Union

"Bass-baritone Eric McConnell sang sturdily as the overprotective Grandpa Moss."

​     -Chicago Tribune

 

"This, too, is where the most notable solo singing comes in...McConnell was strong acting-wise, and his forceful bass voice has a lovely lower register."

     -Palm Beach Arts Paper

"McConnell’s powerful bass-baritone was potently utilized."

     -Miami Herald

"One of the more familiar numbers of the Oratorio, the bass aria from Cantata No. 1, "Great Lord, O Mighty King," was stirringly sung by bass-baritone Eric J. McConnell."

     -The News-Gazette

"McConnell’s booming bass-baritone dominated the Moot Hall scene from Britten’s 1945 masterpiece Peter Grimes, an interlude of bright merriment before the impending tragedy."

   -South Florida Classical Review

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N E W S

Fall 2019: Eric returns for a second year as Artist in Residence with Opera Colorado. During his tenure with the company, he will perform as Ambrogio in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Angelotti in Tosca. He also sings Bartolo in the student matinée performance of Il barbiere di Siviglia and study covers the role of Scarpia in Tosca. Additionally, he will reprise the role of Sandman in OC's touring production of Hansel and Gretel, and sings the roles of Morales and Zuñiga in the touring production of Carmen.

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NOV

2019

November 2-10, 2019

Ambrogio (Bartolo cvr), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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NOV

2019

November 7, 2019

Bartolo, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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NOV

2019

November 15-16, 2019

Bass Soloist, Requiem (Mozart)

Denver Philharmonic/Central City Opera - Denver, CO

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Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

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JAN

2020

January 18, 2020

Family Day at the Opera

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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FEB

2020

February 19, 2020

Sip & Sing

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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MAR

2020

March 4, 2020

Opera Colorado Gala

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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MAR

2020

March 28, 2020

An Afternoon of American Song

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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MAY

2020

May 2-10, 2020

Angelotti (Scarpia st. cvr.), Tosca (Puccini)

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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MAY

2020

May 17, 2020

Artist in Residence Celebration

Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

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