Stage Directors

Timothy Jones



Bass Baritone Timothy Jones, an enthusiastic champion of contemporary works and composers, is equally at home on the opera and concert stage as he is in the more intimate settings of chamber music and solo recital. His theatricality was recently praised as he “relished the dramatic possibilities of the songs' text and music as much with facial expressions and body language as with vocal inflections.” Performance highlights include engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, as well as leading roles with the Connecticut Opera, Mobile Opera, Opera Birmingham, and Opera Pacific.

Brian Kontes



Noted by Opera News for his “dark bass and strong dramatic energy,” this season bass Brian Kontes returns to The Metropolitan Opera for performances of Tannhauser under the baton of Maestro James Levine. This will be Mr. Kontesʼs sixth season with the company, with previous performances including roles in Die Zauberflöte, Prokovievʼs War and Peace, Die Meistersinger, Madama Butterfly, La Gioconda, The Nose, and La fanciulla del West. Highlights of his recent engagements include Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, Don Fernando in Fidelio with the Shippensburg Symphony Music Festival of Pennsylvania, and Banquo in Verdiʼs Macbeth for his debut with Opera National de Lorriane. Concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem with The New Choral Society of New York, performances as Remigio in La Navarraise, and Alessio in Belliniʼs La Sonnambula both with Opera Orchestra of New York for performances at Carnegie Hall, and as Don Fernando in Fidelio with The Charlotte Symphony.

Colin Ramsey



American Bass Colin Ramsey is quickly establishing himself as a young singer to watch. He has appeared with Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, the Young Artist Program at Seattle Opera, Opera Naples, Utah Lyric Opera, Sun Valley Opera, and The Greenwich Music Festival. Recent engagements include Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Townsend Opera, Colline in La Bohème with both Utah Lyric Opera and Sun Valley Opera, Angelotti in Tosca, and the Barone di Kelbar in Verdi’s rarely performed Un giorno di regno with the Young Artist Program at Seattle Opera.

Donovan Singletary



Bass Baritone Donovan Singletary, who recently finished the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera, has been praised for his “beautiful and powerful bass-baritone.” He has joined The Metropolitan Opera for productions of Macbeth, Don Carlo, Salome, Pelleas and Melisande and The Bartered Bride among others, and has recently performed as Zuniga in Carmen with Seattle Opera, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Fort Worth Opera, Achilla in Giulio Cesare with Fort With Opera, and Jake in Porgy and Bess with Seattle Opera. Concert appearances include performances with Deutsche Radio Philharmonic, Latvian National Opera, Orchestra Lamourez in Paris, Marina del Rey Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Donovan is also a Certified Personal Trainer, a recently signed Fitness Model, and a health and fitness enthusiast with more than 15 years of sports, fitness, and wellness experience under his belt. He received his NCCA-accredited personal training certification from the National Academy of Science and Medicine and will be a new addition on the SMART Model Management roster.  


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