Ben Jones (The Little Old Man, The Tree Frog, The Teapot)
Ben Jones has appeared as soloist on the stages of the Vienna Musikverein, Royal Concertgebouw, State Opera of Prague, Rudolfinum, Mariinsky, Edinburgh International Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Shanghai Concert Hall. The tenor made his first SFS solo appearances last season in Boris Godunov and Candide. In the theater, he has appeared in Guys and Dolls, Follies, Show Boat, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cats, Sweeney Todd, The Last Five Years, Chicago, and he has portrayed multiple pop culture figures in the San Francisco revue Beach Blanket Babylon. Mr. Jones has appeared with the symphonies of Seattle, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Oakland, sharing the spotlight with the likes of Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn, Rita Moreno, Helmuth Rilling, and Val Diamond. He is featured on the Albany, Naxos, and Delos recording labels, has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, the soundtracks for the video game franchises Halo and Civilization, and on commercials for Coors Light and Meow Mix. Next season’s engagements include appearances with the San Diego and San Antonio symphonies.