Dorian McCall, baritone, has been recognized for his magnetic stage personality and
emphatic musicality in both buffo and serious 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 in June
2021, Leonidas in a filmed production of Adamo’s Lysistrata to be released Fall 2021, and
Sulpice in Donizetti’s Le fille du regiment with Kenosha Opera Festival in August 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 as
the bass soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the First Congregational Baptist Church of
Chicago. 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.