He has power to spare, an unfailing technique, a trumpet's clarion call, and is the tallest person on stage. You can't miss him. His flexible, melodious voice carries without a sweat throughout the cavernous Wortham. The two of them spark, and what's Carmen without sparks.”
A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2017, Richard Trey Smagur's upcoming engagements include operatic appearances with the Metropolitan Opera and the Virginia Opera. He is also delighted to be joining the Quarter Finals list for the 2022 Operalia Competition being held in Riga, Latvia.
Mr. Smagur makes exciting returns to the Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera later in the year, singing both of the tenor roles in Richard Wagners Der Fliegende Holländer.