Malcolm MacKenzie is a professional dramatic baritone with twenty-five years of performing experience at leading opera houses throughout the United States and Europe, having appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Paris Opera (Bastille), Finland’s Savonlinna Festival, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Omaha, North Carolina Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera among others. MacKenzie’s wide repertoire includes many “Baddies”: Simon Boccanegra, Iago, Tonio, Baron Scarpia, Don Giovanni, Count di Luna, Renato, Jack Rance, Marcello, Germont, and Count Almaviva. He has extensive experience teaching young professional singers, but has also taught beginners and non-professionals.
MacKenzie is particularly interested in the physiology of breath and how breath management contributes to the art of acoustical (unamplified) singing. MacKenzie holds a BS in Physiological Science from UCLA.