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Courtney McKeown

Courtney McKeown, Mezzo-Soprano

Antonia’s Mother, The Tales of Hoffmann; Giulietta/Stella (study roles), The Tales of Hoffmann; La Duegne, Cyrano

Courtney McKeown is a graduate of DePaul University (BM) and Northwestern University (MM) where she frequented the stages of both institutions, most notably as the title role in Carmen, Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Florence Pike in Albert Herring, and Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites.

She has sung with Kentucky Opera as Emilia in Otello, Inez in Il trovatore, Kate in The Pirates of Penzance, and covered Charlotte in Werther. She has also sung with Dayton Opera as Flora in La traviata, Opera New Jersey as Olga in The Merry Widow, and has been seen at Opera Tampa as La Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor.

Ms. McKeown spent the summer of 2009 with Chautauqua Opera where she sang Vera Boronel in The Consul, and Kate in The Pirates of Penzance. She was honored with a Chautauqua Opera Encouragement Award for her work.

In the summer of 2010, Ms. McKeown joined the prestigious Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera and sang Marcellina in their production of Le nozze di Figaro.