Reginald Smith, Jr.

Reginald Smith, Jr.


Vocalists — Baritone

"Musically, the performance was dominated by baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. as Almaviva, and not only because he had the largest physique of the singers. He also produced an enormous sound to go with the frame, enough, probably, to shake the rafters of nearby buildings. What counted even more was how beautifully controlled through the registers that sound was, and how the application of many a subtle inflection gave his phrasing communicative weight. Smith's finely detailed account of his Act III aria proved to be a show-stopper, his hushed delivery of the Count's plea for forgiveness a time-stopper." —Tim Smith, Opera News, September 2015

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A Grand Finals winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a
recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. has been praised
by the New York Times as “a passionate performer” and by Opera News for his “powerful and
attractive voice.” In the 2016 - 2017 season, Mr. Smith will make his company debut with Opera
Memphis as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Dallas Opera as Bonzo in Madame Butterfly,
and Opera Carolina as Giorgo Germont in La Traviata. He will . . .

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