Stillwater, Minnesota native, Jack Swanson, is a lyric tenor currently studying Vocal Performance at Rice University in Houston, TX. In 2014, he joined the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program where he sang the role of the 1st Japanese Envoy in Stravinsky’s “Le Rossignol.” He performed several leading roles while pursuing his undergraduate degree at The University of Oklahoma, including: Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Fenton in Falstaff and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Jack was a young artist with the Seagle Music Colony for two summers, performing the title role in Britten’s comedic opera Albert Herring. Jack has won several competitions and in 2015 has placed First in Florida Grand Opera's Young Patroness Competition, The San Antonio Music Club competition and the National Opera Association. He is already building quite an impressive resume for someone so young. Concert credits include the entirety of Handel’s “Messiah” and the tenor role in Dubois’ “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” He is a student of the renowned voice teacher Stephen King.