Reginald Smith, Jr.
Grammy and Emmy-winning baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., was the 2021 US representative at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a Grand Finals winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. This season he returns to the Houston Grand Opera in Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers and debuts with the Washington National Opera in Jeanine Tesori’s Blue, with the Santa Fe Opera in Tosca, and with both Detroit Opera and Fort Worth Opera in Aida. He performs with the Memphis Symphony in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem and with the New Jersey Symphony in Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

Last season marked debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Terrence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, with San Diego Opera in Così fan tutte, and with Charleston’s Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera in La traviata. He appeared as Castor in the world premiere of Gregory Spears’s Castor and Patience with Cincinnati Opera. Orchestral engagements included the Houston Symphony and New Jersey Symphony.

In addition to recognition by the Dallas Opera Guild Competition, the Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition, and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition, Mr. Smith has won awards in the National Opera Association Competition, Orpheus Vocal Competition, George London Vocal Competition, and Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. He received a 2015 Sarah Tucker Study Grant and a 2016 Career Grant from the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation.

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