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Sundays on the Mezzanine: Corey McKern


September 27th, 2020


3:00pm – 4:00pm




Nationally renowned baritone Corey McKern—last seen at Pensacola Opera in the title role of Don Giovanni—kicks off our brand new “Sundays on the Mezzanine” series with an exciting, curated program just for our live, online audience. Joined at the piano by Artistic Director Jerome Shannon and Director of Education Cody Martin, Corey will perform a varied program including classic Italian songs, three of Mahler’s landmark Rückert-Lieder, and Paul Bowles’ innovative Blue Mountain Ballads, featuring poetry by Tennessee Williams. Recorded in HD at the Pensacola Opera Center for this exclusive event.

Know Before You “Go”

  • Tickets are $9.99 and can be purchased directly through the Facebook event.
  • You’ll also access the stream within this event.
  • The broadcast will begin promptly at 3:00 PM so don’t miss it!
  • This is a live-streamed event and will not be available to rewatch later.

Artist Bio

Award-winning baritone Corey McKern continuously earns critical acclaim and accolades in every appearance he makes. Of his performance as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, critics hailed: “Corey McKern… has all the goods to rise to star stature – timing, stamina, vocal heft and an easy-going stage presence – especially telling in Figaro’s signature aria, ‘Largo al factotum della citta.’” This past season’s engagements included a return to Handel’s Messiah with The Alabama Symphony, the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Inland Northwest Opera, and the title role of Don Giovanni with Pensacola Opera. Recent engagements include Older Thompson in Glory Denied with Opera Birmingham, performances as a soloist in Carmina Burana with Missoula Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Alabama Symphony, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Tallahassee Symphony. He also returned to the Florentine Opera for a concert of “Opera’s Greatest Hits.”


Join us for future Sundays on the Mezzanine:

October 4 — “Salut à la France!” featuring the 38th Season Artists in Residence
October 18 — Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano
November 1 — Bizhou Chang, soprano
November 15 — Sheila Murphy Dunn, soprano

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