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Opera Columbus Names Inaugural Principal Guest Conductor

Tenor and conductor Dr. Everett McCorvey will step into the position


In his new role as the inaugural Principal Guest Conductor at Opera Columbus, tenor and conductor Dr. Everett McCorvey will lead one opera per season, working with the Crane Directing Fellow, and spearheading engagement programming in the Ohio community.

The founder of the American Spiritual Ensemble, McCorvey is also director of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, president of Global Creative Connections, and artistic director of the National Chorale. He has also worked as a voice teacher, producer, impresario, union representative, administrator, and mentor.

As a singer, his roles include Don Jose in Carmen, Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Fenton in Falstaff, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Puck in La Grande Duchess de Gerolstein, and many others.

"I am truly excited to embark on this artistic journey with Opera Columbus, a company known for its unwavering commitment to innovation and creativity," McCorvey said. "The prospect of contributing to such a dynamic and forward-thinking institution is invigorating."

"We are thrilled and honored to welcome the exceptional Dr. Everett McCorvey to the Opera Columbus family," said Julia Noulin-Mérat, General Director and CEO of Opera Columbus. "His extraordinary talent will undoubtedly enrich our artistic endeavors, and we eagerly anticipate the harmonious collaboration that lies ahead. Dr. McCorvey’s appointment marks a significant milestone in our commitment to musical excellence and innovation, and we are poised for a transformative era."

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