Reginald Smith JR.
United States



Butler Studio alumnus Reginald Smith, Jr. has performed at HGO in roles including Pascoe in The Wreckers (2022); Amonasro in Aida (2020); Bonze in Madame Butterfly, Speaker of the Temple, Priest, and Armored Man in outdoor performances of The Magic Flute, and Speaker in selected mainstage performances of The Magic Flute (all 2015); Dancaïre in Carmen and Marullo in Rigoletto (2014); and Blind in Die Fledermaus (2013). He appeared with the company in Giving Voice in 2020 and gave a Live from The Cullen recital with Richard Bado for HGO Digital in 2021. Future engagements include a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Amonasro in Aida. During the 2022-23 season, Smith made his debut with the Santa Fe Opera as Scarpia in Tosca, and Fort Worth Opera as Amonasro in Aida. His 2021-22 season included debuts with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Uncle Paul in Terrence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the San Diego Opera as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, and Charleston’s Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera as Germont in La traviata. Smith’s 2019-20 season opened with his much-anticipated debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Jim in Porgy and Bess; he also performed the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at Atlanta Opera. The Grammy and Emmy-winning baritone was the 2021 U.S. representative at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competitions and a Grand Finals winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He received a 2015 Sarah Tucker Study Grant and a 2016 Career Grant from the Sullivan Foundation.


Dr. Blind: DIE FLEDERMAUS 2013-14 (Mainstage and Miller Outdoor Theatre)
Marullo: RIGOLETTO 2013-14
Dancaire: CARMEN 2013-14
The Bonze: MADAME BUTTERFLY 2014-15
Imperial Commissioner: MADAME BUTTERFLY 2014-15

Speaker of the Temple:  THE MAGIC FLUTE 2014-15
Speaker of the Temple/Priest/Armed Man: THE MAGIC FLUTE 2014-15 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
Amonasro: AIDA 2019-20;
GIVING VOICE 2019-2020;
CULLEN LIVE RECITAL 2020-21 (Digital)

Pascoe: THE WRECKERS 2022-23