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Bradley Smoak

Bass-baritone

  • Bradley Smoak (Four Villains) was magnificent. His resonant, wicked laugh was an audience favorite. He is a superb singer-actor, in character every moment, and possessing a wonderfully flexible voice with a beautiful tone.
    Classical Voice North Carolina
  • Mr. Smoak (Pirate King) dominated the stage with a performance of consummate wit, inspired clowning, resonant singing, and star power to spare.
    Opera Today
  • Smoak has a warm, focused sound and an appealing and relaxed manner, which aroused the audience's sympathy for the incompetent Uberto.
    Opera Today
  • American bass-baritone, Bradley Smoak begins the 2016-17 Season at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where—until last season—he was a member of the prestigious Ryan Centre ensemble, with his appearances in Les Troyens and Don Quichotte. He remains at LOC through the spring, singing the role of Zuniga Carmen and participating in the company’s Celebration of Placido Domingo gala before he travels to Detroit for the role of Ligniere Cyrano in the production celebrating David DiChiera’s final season at Michigan Opera Theatre.

    Recent highlights include his celebrated appearance as Colline La Boheme during the summer at Opera Theatre Company of St Louis, and the role of Ludovico Otello at Phoenicia Festival of Voice in upstate New York.

    Other significant appearances include his debuts with Chicago Symphony Orchestra in L’enfant et les sortileges and Pelléas et Mélisande under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen; as the Mad Hatter/King of Hearts Alice in Wonderland at New York City Opera, a role he sang in the US premiere at OTSL; and as the Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance a role he sang at Opera Roanoke and at OTSL where he won exceptional reviews for his spirited performance.

    • La Bohème, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
      June 2016

      Bradley Smoak, as Colline, had an unhesitating bass that rang out over his costars’ voices.
      Opera News, Henry Stewart, September 2016
      Bradley Smoak, an alumnus of OTSL’s young artists’ programme, invested Colline with a nicely understated sense of humour.
      Opera Magazine,Sarah Bryan Miller, October 2016
    • Bel Canto, Chicago Lyric Opera
      January 2016

      Bradley Smoak shone as General Benjamín.
      The Huffington Post, 21 January 2016
    • Wozzeck, Lyric Opera of Chicago
      November 2015

      There was excellent work from Bradley Smoak as the inebriated First Apprentice.
      Opera News, Mark Thomas Ketterson, January 2016
      Bradley Smoak and Anthony Clark Evans were riveting as the Two Apprentices.
      GB Opera Magazine, Jason T. McVicker, 1 November 2015
    • Les contes d’Hoffmann,  A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute/University of North Carolina School of the Art
      January 2014

      There are few juicier villain bass roles than the Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr. Miracle, and the sorcerer Dapertutto, almost always sung by a single singer. Guest artist Bradley Smoak was magnificent. His resonant, wicked laugh was an audience favorite. He is a superb singer-actor, in character every moment, and possessing a wonderfully flexible voice with a beautiful tone.
      Classical Voice North Carolina, William Thomas Walker, 31 January 2014
    • Carmen, Opera Omaha
      November 2013

      Of particular note, too, was bass Bradley Smoak. His characterization of Zuniga had an easy charismatic charm to it, and his booming voice was magnificent.
      Omaha World-Herald, Kim Carpenter, 2 November 2013
    • Carmen, Opera Theatre of St. Louis
      June 2012

      Bradley Smoak made more of an impression as Zuniga than I thought possible by affecting an authoritative presence, and singing powerfully with a straight-forward, burnished baritone of considerable beauty.
      Opera Today, James Sohre, June 2012
      Bradley Smoak, memorable as the King of Hearts in Alice, was in fine voice as a suave and smug, period-perfect Zuniga.
      Opera News, Judith Malafronte, September 2012
    • La Serva Padrona, Wexford Festival Opera
      November 2010

      Smoak has a warm, focused sound and an appealing and relaxed manner, which aroused the audience's sympathy for the incompetent Uberto.
      Opera Today
      Bradley Smoak was a communicative and soft Uberto, hilarious when finding the confidence to deliver one of his arias as a Nightclub/Karaoke routine and with a nice line in deadpan facial expressions. Both [Smoak and Bakanova] sang with verve and evidence enjoyment.
      ClassicalSource.com
    • Carmen, Palm Beach Opera
      April 2010

      Outstanding was Bradley Smoak as Zuniga, who has great acting chops and a chocolate-rich bass that was easy on the ear.
      Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Rex Hearn, 13 April 2010
  • Bradley Smoak Opera Repertoire

    ASH
    • The Golden Ticket (Beauregarde) (George)
    BEETHOVEN
    • Fidelio (Rocco)* (Don Fernando)
    BERG
    • Wozzeck (Apprentice #1) (Doctor)
    BERLIOZ
    • Les Troyens (Narbal)
    BIZET
    • Carmen (Escamillo)* (Zuniga)
    BRITTEN
    • Albert Herring (Superintendent Budd)
    • Billy Budd (Claggart)*
    CHIN
    • Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter) (King of Hearts)
    CORIGLIANO
    • Ghosts of Versailles (Pasha)
    DEBUSSY
    • Pelléas et Mélisande (Doctor)
    • (The Shepherd)
    DICHIERA
    • Cyrano (Ligniere)
    DONIZETTI
    • Anna Bolena (Rochefort)
    • Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo)*
    • Maria Padilla (Don Alfonso)
    GILBERT & SULLIVAN
    • The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King)
    GOUNOD
    • Faust (Mephistophélès)* (Frère Laurent)
    HANDEL
    • Giulio Cesare (Achilla)*
    LOPEZ
    • Bel Canto (Gen. Benjamin) (Katsumi Hosokawa)
    MASSENET
    • Don Quichotte (Chief of the Bandits)
    MOZART
    • Così fan Tutte (Don Alfonso)
    • Don Giovanni (title role)* (Leporello) (Masetto)
    • Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro) (Sprecher
    • Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro)* (Bartolo) (Antonio)
    OFFENBACH
    • Les contes d’Hoffmann (Four Villains) (Schlémil)
    PERGOLESI
    • La Serva Padrona (Uberto)
    PUCCINI
    • Madama Butterfly (Bonzo) (Commissario)
    • Tosca (Sciarrone) (Angelotti)
    • La bohème (Colline)
    RAVEL
    • L’enfant et les sortilèges (Armchair) (Tree)
    ROSSINI
    • Il barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
    SMETANA
    • Hubička (Matouš)
    STRAVINSKY
    • The Rake's Progress (Nick Shadow)
    STRAUSS
    • Der Rosenkavalier (Police Commissioner)
    • Salome (en) (2nd Soldier)
    TCHAIKOVSKY
    • Eugene Onegin(en)(Gremin)
    VERDI
    • Otello (Montano)
    • Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
    • I Lombardi (Pirro)
    • Aïda (Il Re) (Ramfis)*
    • Macbeth (Banquo)*
    • Otello (Lodovico) (Montano)
    WARD
    • The Crucible (Reverend Hale)
    WEINBERG
    • The Passenger (1st SS Officer)
    • * Roles in preparation
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