Morgan Smith’s Sharpless won the prize for best voice.
Louis Bilodeau, Avant-Scène Opéra
Madama Butterfly, Opéra de Montréal
The real star of the cast was baritone Morgan Smith, whose Starbuck joined vocal splendor, moral authority and deep empathy in a phenomenal combination.
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
Moby-Dick, San Francisco Opera
Smith nearly brought down the house as French Lieutenant Audebert in his Act I aria.
David Weuste, Opera Pulse
Silent Night, Fort Worth Opera
Morgan Smith has been entrusted
to create roles in 14 modern
works, including Starbuck in
Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick.
Mr. Smith has won outstanding reviews in traditional roles, most recently the title role in Eugene Onegin, Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and Count Alamaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro