RICHARD TREY SMAGUR
Richard Trey Smagur, of Clarkesville, Georgia, has been noted for his "attractive lyric tenor" and "vivid presence" (Opera Today) and was named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2017. Trey’s 2020-2021 Season was spent as a Company Player at the Atlanta Opera, where he debuted in the role of Canio in Pagliacci and sang Don José in a new production of Carmen. Mr. Smagur’s 2021-2022 season sees a return to HGO to perform Don José in Carmen and a debut with the Metropolitan Opera.
An alum of the Houston Grand Opera studio, Mr. Smagur's notable roles and debuts included Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer and Young Servant in Elektra during his tenure with the company. Smagur also made his Houston Symphony debut as a recitalist performing Schumann’s Dichterliebe in the winter of 2019. During the 2020 season, Mr. Smagur also made his debut with the Dallas Symphony as Narraboth in Salome, under the baton of Fabio Luisi.
In the 2018-19 season, Mr. Smagur returned to the Santa Fe Opera to make his principal role debut as Števa Buryja in Jenufa. Mr. Smagur also appeared with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for Handel's Messiah in December 2019.
In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Smagur appeared as the tenor soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Center. Mr. Smagur also appeared for Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde at The Aspen Music Festival & School under the baton of Patrick Summers.