CONOR MCDONALD (baritone) is currently a member of the Sandford Studio Artist Program at Kentucky Opera, where he has been heard as Yamadori in Madame Butterfly and as Pish-Tush in The Mikado. Recent engagements include Cardinal / Priest in Glass’ Galileo Galilei with Des Moines Metro Opera, Dandini in La Cenerentola with Opera Iowa and Junius in The Rape of Lucretia with CUNY Queens. As a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, McDonald sang the songs of Ravel, Schumann, Dessau and Berlioz, among others, and appeared in the ensemble of Mark Morris’ production of Britten’s Curlew River. As a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, McDonald was heard as Jesus in Bach’s St John Passion, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and in workshops of newly commissioned operas in collaboration with Cincinnati Opera. Upcoming engagements include performances as a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos with Kentucky Opera and as Hercules in Hercules Vs. Vampires as an Emerging Artist at Nashville Opera.