Making his first appearance with the Princeton Symphony, 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)
This past summer Mr. McKeever portrayed the title role of Porgy (Porgy and Bess) with the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico. Other recent highlights include Papa-Daddy in Why I Live at the Post Office with UrbanArias in D.C.; the title role, Don Giovanni with Indianapolis Opera; and, Leporello (Don Giovanni) with Teatro Grattacielo. He was Artist-in-Residence with Delaware Opera where he sang the role of Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte; was guest artist in concert with Maryland Opera; sang the title role of Kaiser von Atlantis with On Site Opera; and, was the featured role of William Still in Paul Moravec’s opera, Sanctuary Road with Penn Opera Music Festival. Last spring Mr. McKeever was Michele in the famed Il tabarro with On Site Opera taking place at the lightship Ambrose at the South Street Seaport Museum.
He has been Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Opera Columbus, David in L’amico Fritz with Baltimore Concert Opera, Germont in La traviata with Pacific Opera Project, and joined Knoxville Opera in Lucia di Lammermoor as Enrico. Mr. McKeever made his Anchorage Opera debut as Malatesta in Don Pasquale; joined the roster of New York City Opera in La fanciulla del West, and returned to Florentine Opera as The Speaker in The Magic Flute. He was Charlie in Kamala Sankaram’s Looking at You at BRIC in Brooklyn and sang with Finger Lakes Opera as Frank (Die Fledermaus). He performed Adam Waters’ River of Freedom with the Chautauqua Institution and joined Salt Marsh Opera as a soloist in “Music at the Lighthouse.”