In the 2017-2018 season, Jack Swanson makes debuts with Glyndebourne Opera as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the Los Angeles Opera in the title role of Candide, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Almaviva, and his mainstage debut with the Santa Fe Opera as Lindoro in L'Italiana in Algeri. On the concert stage, Jack will be heard in Bernstein on Broadway concerts with the Orchestre National de Lille and in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Choral Arts Society of Washington. Future projects include debuts with the Norwegian Opera and the Portland Opera in leading roles.
Jack earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Oklahoma, where he performed the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore. In May, 2016 he received his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Rice University. While at Rice he performed the roles of Almaviva in il Barbiere di Siviglia and Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria.
Jack is a competition winner and recipient of several prestigious awards including first place in Florida Grand Opera’s Young Patroness Competition, The San Antonio Music Club Competition, The National Opera Association Competition and The Hal Leonard Art Song Competition. He twice received the Richard Tucker Memorial award from the Santa Fe Opera. Jack was a finalist in both Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum competition and Fort Worth Opera’s McCammon Competition.He was recently featured on National Public Radio’s Young Artist- in-Residence program, Performance Today.