Posted By: Patrick Dailey on January 22, 2008 |
CORTEZ MITCHELL, alto, is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Morgan State University with a B.A in music and a B.S in mathematics and holds an M.M in voice from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. As Minnesota Opera's first resident artist countertenor he performed the role of Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and covered Nicklausse in Offenbach's Les Contes de Hoffman. He has been featured in solo performances of J.
S Bach's Cantata#147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben with the Dayton Philharmonic, R. Nathaniels Dett's The Ordering of Moses and Adolphus Hailstork's Done Made My Vow with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaniov's Vespers in St. Petersburg Russia, and Wynton Marsallis's All Rise with the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Mitchell has received awards from the National Opera Association, The Washington International competition and the Houston Grand Opera Elleanor McCollum competition. He is in his first season with Chanticleer.
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