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Richard McKee

  • Director, Artistic/Stage
  • Bass-Baritone


Since then, RICHARD McKEE has repeated his production of The Barber of Seville for the Buffalo Opera and the Syracuse Opera, and was invited back to the Syracuse Opera to direct Pagliacci.  He was  named the Artistic Director of the Syracuse Opera, a post he held until he retired from it recently. He directed many successful productions for that company. At the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, Mr. McKee has directed Tosca and Die Fledermaus, and  The Marriage of Figaro for the Lake George Opera Festival He has directed Don Pasquale for the Baton Rouge Opera and a highly successful production of Daughter of the Regiment for the Lake George Opera Festival.  He returned to Baton Rouge to direct Die Fledermaus, and received great critical acclaim for his direction of the New York City Opera tour of The Barber of Seville.  Mr. McKee has directed The Mikado for Augusta Opera -- a work with which he has often been associated.  He also performed the title role. He made his Toledo Opera debut as the director for their opening production of Rigoletto.  He has also directed (and performed in) productions for the West Virginia Symphony and the Jacksonville (Florida) Symphony.  Recently he directed Falstaff for Opera Roanoke.