Michelle Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow
Gastone de Letorières in La traviata and Young Servant in Elektra. HGO Studio artist (2017–18).
About the Artist:
Richard Smagur, of Clarkesville, Georgia, was a Grand Finals winner in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He appears at Santa Fe Opera during the summer of 2017 as Tsarevich Gvidon in The Golden Cockerel. He has appeared professionally as Tamino in The Magic Flute with OK Mozart and covered Des Grieux in Manon at Des Moines Metro Opera. In concert, he has performed in Elijah with the Tucson Desert Song Festival and as a tenor soloist with the Cincinnati Boy Choir. Last summer, he was a fellow at Steans Music Institute at Ravinia Music Festival. Smagur’s roles during his college training include the title role in Peter Grimes, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Don José in Carmen, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore, and the Prince in Cendrillon.