“a delightfully attractive Fenton, tenor Jack Swanson”
(Des Moines Register)
With an affinity for high lyric repertoire and some of opera’s most acrobatic arias, young American tenor Jack Swanson is quickly becoming one of the most sought after voices in the opera world, and makes his debut on the Glyndebourne Tour this season as Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia). He also sings his first Candide for his debut at LA Opera, in Francesca Zambello’s production under James Conlon, and returns to Santa Fe Opera as Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri).
During his studies at the University of Oklahoma and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Jack performed roles such as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Eurimaco (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria).
On the concert platform, Jack Swanson has already performed Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana, and made his Kennedy Center debut with selections from Schumann’s Dichterliebe, and he joins Orchestre National de Lille this season for a series of concerts in celebration of the Bernstein centenary.
Jack has had great competition success in recent years including first place in Florida Grand Opera’s Young Patroness Competition, and has twice been awarded the Richard Tucker Memorial award from Santa Fe Opera.
“Jack Swanson’s Candide stood out vocally in a cast that was impressively strong”
(Bachtrack, February 2018)
“Jack Swanson’s Candide anchored the production through solid acting and strong singing.”
(Seen & Heard, February 2018)
“Jack Swanson is a sweet-natured, sensitive Candide, game for it all as he travels from country to country.”
(LA Times, January 2018)
“the focus of this delightful operatic romp sits on the able shoulders of the lovely tenor Jack Swanson, in the titular role of Candide. Swanson brings the naivety and charm of a young, out-of-place, illegitimate raised by royalty”
(Broadway World, January 2018)
“Jack Swanson spouts forth with buttery tenor lyricism in the eponymous role as the optimistic Westphalian [Candide], while revealing his naïveté and travails along the way.”
(ConcertoNet, January 2018)
“Jack Swanson’s handsome Almaviva”
(Hugh Canning, Opera Magazine, December 2017)
“tenor Jack Swanson proves himself a talent to watch as Almaviva, with a ringing upper register and a knee-weakening lyric sense.”
(The Stage, October 2017)
“American tenor Jack Swanson’s Count Almaviva…[gave] a finely polished “Ecco rident”, and developed great rapport with his fellow American, Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro)”
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