2020: Stayin' Alive Fall Residency (Virginia Opera)
McConnell, who in addition to a vibrant voice has significant acting chops, portrayed cheerful villainy in “La calunnia” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
-DC Metro Theater Arts
2017: The Tender Land (Northwestern Opera)
Bass-baritone Eric McConnell sang sturdily as the overprotective Grandpa Moss. -Chicago Tribune Full Review
2016: Roscoe (Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Standouts included the fiercely accurate bass Eric McConnell as the bee-bopping Elisha.
-Albany Times Union Full Review
2015: Concert (Champaign-Urbana Symphony)
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 Full Review
2015: Intelligent Systems (SoBe Arts Institute)
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 Full Review
McConnell’s powerful bass-baritone was potently utilized.
2016: Britten Scenes (Frost Opera Theater)
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 Full Review
Sam, Trouble in Tahiti (2021)
Grandpa, The Tender Land (2017)
Basilio, Il barbiere di Siviglia (2015)
Simone, Gianni Schicchi (2015)