John McVeigh (tenor)
Acclaimed for his 'rich lyrical tenor, fabulous top notes, and striking good looks', John McVeigh continues to garner attention for his countless world-class performances at the most revered houses throughout the United States and worldwide. This season, McVeigh returns to The Metropolitan Opera for their productions of Turandot and Le nozze di Figaro. Most recently, Mr McVeigh performed the role of Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Theater St Louis, performed as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and DCINY, and as a soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with DCINY. Having led a prolific concert and oratorio career, Mr McVeigh has performed famous pieces throughout the world including Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Austin Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Minnesota Orchestra, and with DCINY at Carnegie Hall; Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Memphis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Utah Symphony; Haydn’s Creation with the Portland Symphony, Berkshire Chorale, and the Winston Salem Symphony, with whom he also sang Bach’s St John’s Passion. A house favorite at The Metropolitan Opera, he has performed numerous productions with the esteemed company. Favorite engagements with the house include his Metropolitan Opera début as Pang in Turandot, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Tinca in Il tabarro, Little Bat in their first production of Susannah under James Conlon, and their productions of La Fanciulla del West, Dialogues des Carmélites, Le nozze di Figaro, Turandot, Eugene Onegin, Die Zauberflöte, The Merry Widow, La traviata, Falstaff, Manon, Das Rheingold, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Billy Budd.