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: 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 include The Bonze in Madame Butterfly for
Reginald Smith Jr.'s Website