Adjunct Instructor of Voice

Music

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Biography:

Jonathan Stinson is rapidly building a successful young career on the operatic stage. Mr. Stinson is enjoying a busy ’09-’10 season as Slim in Of Mice and Men and Peter in Hansel and Gretel for Kentucky Opera, a return to Cedar Rapids Opera for the Nazarene in Salome, and as both Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro and as baritone soloist in a gala entitled So In Love With Broadway for Opera Omaha.

Mr. Stinson’s ’08-’09 season included appearances as Schaunard in La bohème with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Barone Douphol in La traviata with Opera New Jersey and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Count Monterone in Rigoletto with Springfield Regional Opera, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Cedar Rapids Opera, and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro for the Bay View Music Festival.

In ’07-’08, Mr. Stinson sang the role of Owen Brown in the world premiere of Kirke Mechem’s John Brown for his Lyric Opera of Kansas City debut, and returned to Central City Opera as Salvatore in The Saint of Bleecker Street and Le Roi in Cendrillon. Past seasons include roles with Opera Memphis, Cleveland Opera and Ohio Light Opera. He has appeared as soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival, and with the Battle Creek (MI), Lafayette (IN), and Liberty (MO) Symphony Orchestras.

Mr. Stinson was a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2006, and a Finalist in the Orpheus National Voice Competition in 2005 (Bel Canto Award). He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University.