Eric McKeever, Monforte (cover)
American baritone Eric McKeever has won consistent praise for his voice of “power and brilliance” (Chicago Tribune) and “considerable flexibility and a communicative presence enhanced by expressive, crystalline diction.” (Opera News)
Mr. McKeever’s 2019-2020 season includes the title role in “Don Giovanni” with Indianapolis Opera, Tonio (Pagliacci) with Salt Marsh Opera, Charlie in “Looking at You” by Kamala Sankaram with HERE Arts, soloist in Brubeck’s “The Gates of Justice” with the Anchorage Festival of Music and his debut as “Rigoletto” with Mill City Summer Opera.
Last season Mr. McKeever performed Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Opera Columbus, David in L’amico Fritz with Baltimore Concert Opera and Germont in La traviata with Pacific Opera Project. On the concert stage he appeared as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth with the New Albany Symphony, performed Bernstein’s Songfest with Skidmore College, returned to the Lebanon Philharmonic for Messiah and debuted with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra in Dave Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice.
Recently Mr. McKeever made his Anchorage Opera debut as Malatesta in Don Pasquale, joined the roster of New York City Opera covering the role of Jake Wallace in La Fanciulla del West and returned to Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera as the Speaker in The Magic Flute. In the summer of 2018, Mr. McKeever debuted with Finger Lakes Opera singing Frank in Die Fledermaus and performed Adam Waters’ River of Freedom with the Chautauqua Institution.
Operatic highlights include critically acclaimed performances as Sander in Zémire et Azor with Skylight Music Theatre, Marcello in La bohème with Opera Columbus, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Naples and Frank in Die Fledermaus with Florentine Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Naples and Baltimore Concert Opera. Mr. McKeever recently made his New York City Opera debut as the Westphalian Soldier in Candide and performed Papageno in the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s touring production of The Magic Flute.
Early in his career, Mr. McKeever covered the roles of Burnah/The Ship Cook in Amistad by Anthony Davis at Lyric Opera of Chicago and participated in Lyric Opera’s Opera in the Neighborhoods portraying Figaro (The Barber of Seville) and Alidoro (Cinderella).