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Michael McCall

Location: Arizona, USA
Michael McCall, tenor, composer and conductor, has performed extensively in Germany as well as Austria, Greece and the United States. He studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein during the Kiel Musikfest in Germany and was the Maestro's assistant in the preparation of Trouble in Tahiti and Mass. He served for many years as the principal associate music director of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany and was concurrently a guest conductor with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. After returning to the US, he was music director at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in San Rafael, California. He has just concluded a six year run as associate director of the Carolyn Eynon Singers in Scottsdale.

As a singer, he most recently recorded Gordon Getty's acclaimed Plump Jack with the Russian National Orchestra. His other operatic roles include Ernani, Riccardo in Oberto and Un Ballo in Maschera, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi, Rodolfo, Calaf, Canio, Dick Johnson, Turridu, Don José, Alfredo and Hoffmann, which he performed on many stages in Germany and the United States, and the European premiere of Dominik Argento's The Last Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe. At the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Mr. McCall sang the role of Michelle in Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street, under the direction of the composer.

At home with operetta and musical theater as well, Michael has performed the Calaf in Kismet, Rikaard in The Song of Norway, Robin Hood and Alfred in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. He has recently expanded this repertoire to include Eisenstein also. Mr. McCall's oratorio and concert repertoire includes Schubert's Mass in G and Mass in E-Flat, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Requiem, Weil's Seven Deadly Sins, Verdi's Requiem, The Requiem of Weber, and Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

He is the recipient of the First Place Award from the National Opera Association and the Mobile Austria Meistersinger Competition. He is also a faculty member of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Mr. McCall is the composer of many choral works, including The Song of Solomon, Star Song – Carol To The King and Prayer for Peace. His arrangement of Pure Imagination was performed at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA in April, 2013. The Star Song was premiered by the Carolyn Eynon Singers in December, 2012. Prayer for Peace will be performed by the Oratorio Singers of Connecticut in the spring of 2014.  Mr. McCall is a member of the International Institute of Composers.

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