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Vocalists

Reginald Smith, Jr.


— 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

About

Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. has been lauded as a “passionate performer” (New York Times) with an “electric, hall-filling” (The Baltimore Sun), and “thrillingly dramatic” (Opera News) voice that is “one of the most exciting baritone sounds to come along in years” (Opera News). Reginald, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a Grand Finals winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and he is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. During 2016 - 2017 season, Mr. Smith made company debuts with the San . . .

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