Lyric Opera of Chicago

Bradley Smoak

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Second-year bass Bradley Smoak has been heard with numerous companies nationwide, with particular success at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (King of Hearts/American premiere of Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland, Pirate King/The Pirates of Penzance, Masetto/Don Giovanni, Antonio/Le nozze di Figaro, and Second Soldier/Salome). He has also performed with Boston Lyric Opera (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Opera North (Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly), Palm Beach Opera (Otello, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Carmen), Sarasota Opera (La bohème, The Crucible), Opera Charleston (Escamillo/Carmen opposite Denyce Graves), Opera Omaha, Opera Roanoke, Annapolis Opera, DuPage Opera Theatre, and Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. Smoak holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in music theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. He made his international operatic debut at Ireland's Wexford Festival Opera as Suleyman Pasha/The Ghosts of Versailles and Don Alfonso di Pardo/Donizetti's Maria Padilla. He later returned to Wexford as Matouš/Smetana's The Kiss. A native of Cary, North Carolina, Smoak has appeared in Lyric Opera productions of Capriccio, Tosca, and The Passenger. During the 2015-16 Lyric season he will perform in Le nozze di Figaro, Wozzeck, and Der Rosenkavalier.

Bradley Smoak is sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

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Ryan Opera Center 2015-2016 Ensemble

 

Sopranos       Mezzo-sopranos  
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 Diana Newman

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 Laura Wilde

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   Lindsay Metzger

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 Annie Rosen

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Tenors        
 Alec Carlson

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 Jesse Donner

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 Jonathan Johnson

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 Mingjie Lei

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Baritones       Bass-baritone  
 Anthony Clark Evans

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 Takaoki Onishi

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   Richard Ollarsaba

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Basses     Pianist  
 Patrick Guetti

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 Bradley Smoak

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