Jonathan Smucker makes his company debut as Bardolfo in Verdi’s Falstaff during the 2013-14 season. Mr. Smucker’s repertoire spans more than forty roles, ranging from baroque to contemporary and encompassing opera, oratorio, operetta, and musical theater. Recent credits include Ralph Rackstraw (HMS Pinafore) for Music in the Mountains, Evangelist (St. John Passion) with Vallejo Choral Society, Acis (Acis and Galatea) with Marin Oratorio, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for West Bay Opera, Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio) for Pocket Opera, Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos) for West Edge Opera, and tenor soloist in Dioclesian with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. In demand throughout the Bay Area and US, he has appeared as soloist with companies including Aspen Opera Theater Center, San Francisco Opera Guild, Festival Opera, West Edge Opera, Ensemble Parallèle, Opera San Luis Obispo, Townsend Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, and in preview concerts for Opera Santa Barbara.
An Ohio native, Mr. Smucker earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Postgraduate degrees in voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, receiving special honors for excellence in Operatic and Baroque performance. He is a member of The Vinaccesi Ensemble, and is featured on their just-released Centaur Records CD- Benedetto Vinaccesi: The Solo Cantatas.