has appeared as a major soloist with opera companies and symphonies throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and did his post graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory. Having sung with many regional companies; including Opera San Jose, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Nevada Opera (Reno), Pocket Opera, Oakland Opera, Eugene Opera, Tulsa, San Luis Opbispo, Boise, and West Bay Opera, his numerous opera roles include Sarastro in the Magic Flute, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Kezal in the Bartered Bride, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, the title role in Don Pasquale, and Colline in La Boheme. Recenlty, Mr. McCracken completed a successful run of performances as the the father in Oakland Opera's acclaimed production of Glass' La Belle et la Bete. Mr. McCracken also loves the concert venue, and has appeared often in such works as Mozart's Requiem, Handle's Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Faure's Requiem, and the Durufle requiem. In December, he can also be seen reprising the role of Osmin in the Abduction of the Seraglio with San Francisco Lyric Opera.