Dorian McCall has been recognized for his magnetic stage personality and emphatic musicality in both comedic and dramatic roles. Noted for his vibrant and robust timbre, the dexterity of McCall’s instrument also lends itself well to Baroque and Bel Canto.
Upcoming engagements include scenes and arias with Pittsburgh Festival Opera including a world premier as Leonidas in a filmed production of Adamo’s Lysistrata to be released Fall 2021. In September 2021, McCall will debut the role of Doctor in the world premiere of Young’s Death of Ivan Ilych with Thompson Street Opera Company. In December 2021, Dorian will return to Texas as the bass soloist for Saint Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio with the Advent Lutheran Church of Arlington. 2020-2021 season appearances include Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Zurga in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles in virtual performances with /kor/ Productions. McCall was also engaged as a cover for Haymarket Opera in their productions of Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Polyphemus) and Apollo e Dafne (Apollo).
Dorian is a 2020 SAS Performing Arts Incentive Grant and 2018 and 2019 MONCA Encouragement Award recipient, 2018 Naftzger Vocal Division winner, 2017 Career Bridges Encouragement Grant recipient as well as 2nd alternate Texoma region representative at the 2018 NATSAA competition. He has performed for several seasons with the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Grant Park Music Festival choruses.
McCall received his Bachelor of Music Education from Lamar University where he studied with bass-baritone Dr. Serdar Ilban; he has since become certified to teach secondary education in Illinois, Texas, and Oklahoma. McCall also received his Master of Music in Voice & Opera Performance from the University of Oklahoma where he studied with baritone Kim Josephson. McCall currently studies with mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood.
Dorian is raring to return to the ballroom, where you can easily find him exploring the slinky saunter of Latin dance or the strong framing of a promenade.