Morgan Smith

American baritone Morgan Smith returns to San Francisco Opera in a role he created at the Dallas Opera in 2010 and sings this season with the San Diego Opera. He made his Company debut as Prince Yamadori in 2006’s Madama Butterfly. A frequent guest at Leipzig Opera, his roles there include Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Marcello (La Bohème), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Ottokar (Die Freischütz), Leandre (Love for Three Oranges), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), and Count Liebenau in Lortzing’s Der Waffenschmied. Other career highlights include Marcello with Berlin State Opera and Opera Colorado, Escamillo (Carmen) with Fort Worth Opera and Tacoma Opera, Moralès (Carmen) at Los Angeles Opera, Alfredo Germont La Traviata) in Spokane, Dandini (La Cenerentola) with Portland Opera, and creating the role of Ted Steinert in the world premiere of Frau Margot (recording available through Albany records) by Thomas Pasetieri and Frank Corsaro at Fort Worth Opera. A former young artist with Seattle Opera, his roles with that company include the title role of Don Giovanni, Silvio (Pagliacci), Riccardo (I Puritani), and Peter Niles (Mourning Becomes Electra). Smith has appeared with numerous North American orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Portland Symphony, Seattle Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Ottawa Symphony, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.