Reginald Smith, Jr. has been selected as the American representative for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 Competition!
"BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 is taking place between 12 and 19 June in Cardiff. The singers will be accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, with conductors Andrew Litton and Michael Christie. This year’s competitors come from 15 countries, including Madagascar and the Republic of Kosovo – neither of which have ever featured in the competition before. The finalists range in age from 26 to 32."
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"REGINALD SMITH, JR. , has one of the most exciting baritone sounds to come along in years. His voice is ample and thrillingly dramatic..." Opera News
"The standout among the vocal soloists was Reginald Smith Jr. The warmth and amplitude of his baritone was matched by the communicative impact of his singing, starting with the electric, hall-filling charge he gave to Friedrich Schiller's opening lines about raising voices in joyful song." The Baltimore Sun