August 14th 7:30pm
"Presenting an A Package"
Lecture and Masterclass
Venue: First Congregational Church 1128 Pine St. Boulder 80302
Limited Private CoACHINGS; full
For well over a decade Mr. McCartney worked directly with David Blackburn, Founder and CEO of NYIOP. He was involved with NYIOP since it’s inception and in almost every aspect of the company, presenting veteran as well as emerging talent to more than 150 international opera houses including: The Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, Arena di Verona, Bolshoi Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gran Teatro del Liceu, Chicago Lyric Opera, Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera, Théâtre de Paris, Chinese National Opera Bejing, Oper Zurich, Bayreuth Festival and Opera Australia.As an accomplished singer and actor in his own right, Mr. McCartney began his professional singing career in his hometown, New York City. He has appeared as a concert soloist at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway’s Town Hall Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Benedum Center, The Teatro Bellini (Catania), La Basilica di San Marco (Venice), Teatro Saõ Pedro (Saõ Paulo) and Vest Norges Oper (Bergen) and with numerous Musical Theater companies including: Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and The Pioneer Theater. He continues to tour as a member of The Irish Tenors.Mr. McCartney’s insight and perspective into the casting process, cultivated over a decade of “sitting behind the table” at thousands of auditions, his ongoing relationships with New York’s leading operatic talent managers and industry professionals along with his own thirty years of experience singing opera, musical theater and concert repertoire on many of the world’s greatest stages have made him a successful, effective and sought after audition coach and consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University from which he graduated with University and College Honors.