Baritone Malcolm MacKenzie has been heard at leading opera houses throughout the U.S. and Europe, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Paris Opera (Bastille), Finland’s Savonlinna Festival, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera, in roles including Simon Boccanegra, Iago, Tonio, Baron Scarpia, Don Giovanni, Count di Luna, Renato, Jack Rance, Marcello, Germont, and Count Almaviva.
Mr. MacKenzie’s 2021-2022 season featured him in the title role of Gianni Schicchi at Piedmont Opera, a reprise of his much-lauded Germont in La Traviata at Toledo, and as Rodrigue in The Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of the five-act Don Carlos.
In past seasons, he returned to Pittsburgh Opera as Stubb in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, the Metropolitan Opera as Dancaïro in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera and made role debuts in North Carolina Opera’s Rigoletto in the title role, in Opera Omaha’s Tosca as Baron Scarpia, and in Opera San Jose’s Così fan tutte as Don Alfonso. He returned Dayton Opera as Tonio in Pagliacci, created the role of Roger Chillingworth in Opera Colorado’s world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Lori Laitman, and returned to LA Opera as Stubb in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick. Additionally, he has sung Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with Eugene Opera; Germont in La traviata with Virginia Opera; Schaunard in La bohème with San Diego Opera; the title role in Simon Boccanegra with Kentucky Opera; Belcaore in L’elisir d’amore with San Diego Opera; Iago in Otello with Nashville Opera; Count di Luna in Il trovatore with Arizona Opera; Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci with Arizona Opera; and Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West with Nashville Opera.