Tenor Mackenzie Gotcher is an alumni of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA. During his residency, Gotcher debuted the title role in Verdi's Il trovatore, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Roberto in Puccini's first opera Le Villi. Other notable operatic engagements include Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Wolf Trap Opera, and Permian Basin Opera, Manrico in Il trovatore with Opera San Jose, Captain Nolan with Santa Fe Opera, and John Wormley in excerpts from Matthew Aucoin's Crossing for the opening of the American Civil War Museum.
In the 2019-20 season Mr. Gotcher is scheduled to appear in concert with the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Yavapai Symphony Association, and the York Symphony. Operatic engagements include the title role in Il Trovatore with Opera San Jose and Madison Opera, Gustavo III in Un ballo in maschera with the Academy of Vocal Arts, and Rodolfo in La bohème with Wolf Trap Opera. Unfortunately, due to the threat of Covid-19, performances of Un ballo in maschera, La bohème, and Madison Opera's Il trovatore have been canceled.
Mr. Gotcher won the Mid-Atlantic district of the Metropolitan Opera Competition in 2018 as well as scholarship from the Mario Lanza Institute. He won the top prize in the biennial Young Patronesses of the Opera and Florida Grand Opera competition in 2017, and is a grant recipient from the Career Bridges Foundation.
Gotcher is an alumnus of the Wolf Trap Opera Filene Artist Program, the Santa Fe Apprentice Program, and Sarasota Opera where he was awarded the Silver Award for Apprentice Artists.