Michelle Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow
Steersman in The Flying Dutchman and Parpignol in La bohème. Second-year HGO Studio artist. Previously: Count Almaviva in outdoor performances of The Barber of Seville and Young Servant in Elektra (2018), and Gastone de Letorières in La traviata (2017).
About the Artist:
Second-year HGO Studio artist Richard Trey Smagur, a 2012 participant in HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy, was a Grand Finals winner in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017 National Council Auditions. Last season at HGO, he performed Gastone de Letorières in La traviata, Young Servant in Elektra, and Count Almaviva in outdoor performances of The Barber of Seville. He is singing Parpignol in the concurrent performances of La bohème. Previous roles include Tsarevich Gvidon in The Golden Cockerel at Santa Fe Opera and Tamino in The Magic Flute with OK Mozart, and he covered Des Grieux in Manon at Des Moines Metro Opera. In summer 2016, 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. Last summer, he joined Wolf Trap Opera as Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette and made his Aspen Music Festival concert debut as the tenor soloist in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.