Les Contes d'Hoffmann a triumph for Smoak and UNCSA
Stepping in for a role debut as the Four Villains, Bradley Smoak's performance is being described in local press as "magnificent", "a superb singer-actor", "simply extraordinary...exquisite acting", and "resonant, wicked...an audience favorite". Performances were held Jan. 31, Feb. 2 & 4, 2014 at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
The 2013 production of Pirates of Penzance has been named Operetta of the Year by Opera Now Magazine, a prominent UK-based publication, in their December 2013 issue. Performance of the night honors were awarded to Bradley Smoak for his "hilarious Pirate King, complete with high kicks". Congratulations to all who were involved in this wonderfully entertaining production!
Bradley Smoak will join the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a member of the 2014/2015 Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center
“The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center was established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Since its inception, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world. That standing is maintained by providing the finest up-and-coming singers with unparalleled training and experience.”
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