Morgan Smith, baritone, made his professional opera début in Seattle Opera’s 2001 production of Britten’s Billy Budd. He has also sung Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Capt. Peter Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra, Morales in Carmen, Sonora in La fanciulla del West, and the title role in Don Giovanni with the company. Smith has performed at the Austin Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, San Francisco Opera, and with the Cincinnati, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Seattle, St. Louis, and National Symphony orchestras. He appeared in Fort Worth Opera’s 2007 world première of Thomas Pasatieri’s Frau Margot. A frequent performer with MOR, he created the role of Manfred Lewin in the 2007 world première of For a Look or a Touch, following his performances of the title role in MOR’s Brundibár (Naxos 8.570119).