Jay Hunter Morris

Jay Hunter Morris made his Company debut as Mitch in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire in 1998; he also created roles in San Francisco Opera’s world premiere productions of Dead Man Walking (2000) and Doctor Atomic (2005). The American tenor’s other Company appearances include Števa (Jenůfa), Walther (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride), and roles in Louise, Saint François d’Assise, and Doktor Faust. Morris most recently appeared at San Francisco Opera in the title role of Siegfried in 2011, a role that he also sang at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011. Other recent engagements include Števa at the Metropolitan Opera, the Dallas Opera, and in Monte Carlo; Florestan (Fidelio) with Portland Opera; and Erik (Der Fliegende Holländer) in Atlanta; Seattle; Santiago, Chile; and Sydney. He also appeared in the world premieres of Howard Shore’s The Fly at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and Los Angeles, and Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel, also in Los Angeles. His other career highlights include Canio (Pagliacci) in Atlanta, Miami, and Houston; Dimitri (Boris Godunov) and the Drum Major (Wozzeck) in San Diego; Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Sydney; Anatol (Vanessa) and des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) in Seattle; Walther (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) in Frankfurt; and the Drum Major and Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) in Nice. Recent engagements include Captain Ahab in Moby-Dick in Adelaide and San Diego as well as Tristan (Tristan und Isolde) in concert with Zubin Mehta in Valencia.