Mackenzie Whitney '16 · tenor

AVA fourth-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Janesville, Iowa.

Education: B.M., University of Northern Iowa.

Competitions: Grant, The Giulio Gari Foundation, 2016; Grant Winner, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2016; Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Philadelphia District), 2014

Roles at AVA: Werther, Werther; Faust, Faust; Rodolfo, La bohème; Chevalier des Grieux, Manon; Ferrando, Cosi fan tutte; Judge, Un ballo in maschera; Rodriguez, Don Quichotte; Count Almaviva, Il barbiere di Siviglia

Other Roles: Rodolfo, La bohème, Madison Opera;Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni, Opera in the Heights; Nika Magadoff (cover), The Consul, Opera New Jersey; Tamino, Die Zauberflöte; Alfred, Die Fledermaus; Ezekiel Cheever, The Crucible, all with UNI Opera Theater.

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