Brent Michael Smith ’20 · bass


Owosso, MI


B.M. from Hope College, M.M. from University of Northern Iowa


Finalist in the Loren E Zachary Competition (2019); Opera Index Competition Award (2018) and two-time Regional Finalist Award-Winner in MONC Auditions (2018, 2019); First Place in the Opera Grand Rapids Competition (2012)

Previous Roles

Lakai, Ariadne auf Naxos, Santa Fe Opera; The Commentator, Scalia/Ginsburg, Ariodate, Serse, both at The Glimmerglass Festival; Ashby, La fanciulla del West, Friedrich Bhaer, Little Women, and Colline, La bohème, all with Michigan Opera Theatre; Dr. Grenvil, La traviata with Owensboro Symphony (KY) and Lafayette Symphony (IN); Harry Hopkins, A Woman in Morocco with Kentucky Opera. Upcoming: God of Evil/Procrustes, Hercules vs Vampires with Arizona Opera

Upcoming Roles

Tchélio, The Love for Three Oranges, Opera Philadelphia’s O19 Festival;  Colline (cover) La bohème and Drokan, The Thirteenth a Child (world premiere), Santa Fe Opera

Roles at AVA