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Biography
Known for his “elegant and powerful bass voice,” Bryce Smith gives us “powerful vocals [that are] at once captivating and soothing – riveting and serene.” Mr. Smith hails from Lumberton, Mississippi and has been a resident artist with Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Natchez Festival of Music and Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre in New Orleans. In 2004, he made his professional concert debut as the soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall.
 
Smith became a D.C. favorite after singing a guest performance with the Capitol Symphony Orchestra as a National Scholar Alumnus for the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American’s 60th Anniversary Inaugural Dinner at Andrew Mellon Auditorium. He was then asked to perform the national anthem at Susan G. Komen Foundation’s 18th & 19th annual National Race for the Cure, the largest race/walk fundraising event in the world with over 50,000 participants on the National Mall.
Smith has received numerous awards from companies such as the Mobile Opera Guild, Denver Lyric Opera Guild and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has been seen as Zuniga in Carmen, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Count Capulet in Romeo et Juliette, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pistola in Falstaff, Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, the title role in Don Giovanni, Mephistofeles in Gounod’s Faust, Colline in La Bohème and Duke Bluebeard in Bluebeard’s Castle in Hungarian.
 
Mr. Smith has helped charter non-profit theater companies in New York City and the New Orleans region.  He has also advised several other NYC organizations on incorporation and obtaining non-profit status.  In a visionary step, Mr. Smith combined his extensive experience (corporate, stage, orchestral, production and technical theater) in creating a company that caters to artists of all different types.  Through his inspiration and that of his colleagues, a unique company was born in the summer of 2008, Opera Manhattan Repertory Theater.
 
This summer, Smith was the featured soloist with the Staten Island Symphony for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and returned to New Orleans to appear as Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with the Tulane Summer Lyric Theater. Mr. Smith was recently seen as The Mikado in Regina Opera’s production of The Mikado and will next take the stage as the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann in June 2011.

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