Reginald  Smith Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan C. Stai, Terrell Tone Owen Memorial Endowed Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene Endowed Fellow

Baritone (United States)

HGO Appearances: The Bonze in Madame Butterfly and Speaker in student performances of The Magic Flute. Previously:  Dancaire in Carmen and Marullo in Rigoletto (2014); Blind in Die Fledermaus (2014, 2013). HGO Studio artist (2013-15).

About the Artist: Atlanta, Georgia, native Reginald Smith Jr. has performed the title role in Falstaff, Germont in La traviata, Jake in Porgy and Bess, Figaro and Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro, Capulet and the Duke in Romeo and Juliet, the Speaker in The Magic Flute, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Colline in La bohème, the title role in The Mikado, the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Billy in River of Time, and Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Awards include second place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the central region, third place in the mid-south region, Encouragement Award from the George London Foundation Competition, People's Choice Award in the Dallas Opera Guild Competition, as well as first place in the National Opera Association Competition Scholarship Division and the Orpheus Vocal Competition Young Artist Division. Engagements for the summer of 2014 included The Bonze in Madame Butterfly for Cincinnati Opera. In concert this season, he performs in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, in a holiday pops concert with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and in Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet with the Boise Philharmonic. In summer 2015, he sings the role of the Count in The Marriage of Figaro at Wolf Trap Opera.

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