Mackenzie Gotcher makes his 2019-20 debut with OSJ, appearing as Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore. Recent appearances include Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Wolf Trap Opera, and Permian Basin Opera, Captain Nolan in Adam’s Doctor Atomic with Santa Fe Opera, and Macduﬀ in Verdi’s Macbeth with Opera Company of Middlebury. Mr. Gotcher is a frequent interpreter of new music, having performed Diego Delarosa in Rose in Flames by Randall Shinn and Mark Medoﬀ, Paul Bäumer in All Quiet on the Western Front by Nancy Van de Vate, and most recently John Wormley in Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing.
On the concert stage, Mr. Gotcher has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre régionale Avignon-Provence, the York Symphony, and the Yavapai Symphony. He has performed recitals at the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Yavapai Performing Arts Center.
Awards received include being named winner of the Mid-Atlantic region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in 2018, ﬁrst prize in the biennial Young Patronesses of the Opera and Florida Grand Opera International Voice Competition in 2017; he earned second place in the Mario Lanza Scholarship Competition in 2018, an encouragement award from the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition in 2017, and won a Career Bridges grant in 2016. He was a resident artist at Sarasota Opera in 2013, 2014, and 2015 where he won the Silver Award for Apprentice Artists.
He is currently a resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he has debuted the title role in Verdi’s Il trovatore, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Roberto in Puccini’s ﬁrst opera, Le Villi.
For more information, please visit Mr. Gotcher’s website.