James Allen Smith

James Allen Smith

Dramatic/Heroic Tenor (Heldentenor)

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2017Wagner R.: SiegfriedSiegfried
2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungSiegfried
2016Wagner: Die WalküreSiegmund
2014Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeTristan
2013Wagner R.: Das RheingoldFroh
2013Wagner R.: ParsifalParsifal


“James Allen Smith as Siegmund/Siegfried is a force of nature. His voice has power, metal and brilliance to it; it shines and shows instinctive taste. Good Wagner tenors are rare. We will be hearing from this one for sure.”Peter Korfmacher, Leipziger Volkszeitung"James Allen Smith as Froh leaves nothing to be desired.“Peter Korfmacher, Leipziger Volkszeitung"James Allen Smith lends his Siegfried a youthful ease and vocal brilliance.”Gernot Borriss, Leipziger Internet Zeitung“...James Allen Smith’s Siegmund and Siegfried – gloriously heroic, Smith sang his way not only into Sieglinde’s and Brünnhilde’s hearts.”Michael Ernst, nmz"A surprise was once again James Allen Smith...who now delivered a Froh with heroic nuances.”Michael Ernst, nmz“James Allen Smith tackled Froh and was utterly convincing with his blithely led, bright tenor.”S. Barnstorf, Das Opernglas"...James Allen Smith’s Froh makes you sit up and take notice.”Andreas H. Hölscher, Opernnetz
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Siegfried Siegfried 1 week Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden 2017
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Siegfried 1 week Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Siegmund 1 week Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Und Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe 2016
Wagner R.: Tristan und Isolde Tristan No 2014
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Froh Immediately Oper Leipzig und Gewandhausorchester 2013