Jack Swanson

Artistic Advisor

Stillwater, Minnesota native and 2018 Richard Tucker Career Grant Winner Jack Swanson is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young tenors in the opera world. His distinctive high lyric voice is known for singing the acrobatic arias of Rossini and the legato melodies of Donizetti.

2018 Richard Tucker Career Grant winner Jack Swanson has seen debuts this season with Glyndebourne Opera as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and the Los Angeles Opera in the title role of Candide. Mr. Swanson's 2017-2018 season, in which he was named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Orpheus Competition, continues with debuts at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Almaviva and his mainstage debut with the Santa Fe Opera as Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri. On the concert stage, Mr. Swanson was heard in Bernstein on Broadway concerts with the Orchestre National de Lille and will appear with the Choral Arts Society of Washington for Rossini’s Stabat Mater in May. Future projects include debuts with the Norwegian Opera as Nemorino in L'elisir d'Amore, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées as the title role in Candide, Palm Beach Opera as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and the Portland Opera in leading roles... Read More

“I cannot wait to return to Stillwater this August for our concert in Lowell Park. From the very beginning of my music career, this town’s community has supported me and several of my friends in our performing endeavors and for that I am extremely grateful. My friends and I will perform several of the familiar musical theater classics and hopefully introduce you to some great music you’ve never heard before. Through Operatunity Theatre, we’re hoping that this event is only the beginning of bringing fantastic, professional music offerings to our little town of Stillwater and the greater St. Croix Valley region.” -Jack Swanson

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