Johnathan stares forward, wearing a black shirt and gray suit jacket that has lighter gray lines, creating a grid pattern. He has short brown curly hair and a slight beard.

Johnathan McCullough

Mentor, Civic Engagement Artist Residency

GRAMMY® nominated baritone and director, Johnathan McCullough recently premiered his production of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs produced by Opera Philadelphia which opened the O22 Festival Film Series at the Philadelphia Film Society. He has sung leading roles at Opera Philadelphia, Komische Oper Berlin, English National Opera, Opéra de Lausanne, Portland Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis among others. He was set to make his company and role debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper singing the role of Faber in Tippett’s The Knot Garden which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnathan was selected by Renée Fleming to take part in the Weill Institute Song Studio at Carnegie Hall where he performed in concert. He will present a solo concert under the Carnegie Hall organization later this season. Johnathan heads to Montreal to make his Canadian directing debut with the Atelier Lyrique in 2023.

He holds a BM, MM, and Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music and has been engaged as a guest speaker with institutions including The Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music, Mannes Opera, and YoungArts:The National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts among others. He also serves as Opera Program Director for the National Children’s Chorus. Johnathan is a member of the Recording Academy and the Beth Morrison Projects 2022 Producer Academy Cohort.As a director, McCullough’s work has been noted as “A pacesetter for cinematic opera.” -The New Times.

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