Music of Remembrance Artistic Advisor Morgan Smith, baritone, made his MOR debut in the role of Brundibár in 2006. He made his professional debut in 2001 at Seattle Opera (roles there include the title role in Don Giovanni, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Riccardo in I Puritani, and Peter Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra), and recently created the role of first mate Starbuck in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby Dick at Dallas Opera (he reprises the role of Starbuck with San Diego Opera, and San Francisco Opera in 2012). At Oper Leipzig, he has sung Rossini’s Figaro, Papageno, Marcello in La Bohéme, Guglielmo, and Graf von Liebenau in Lortzing’s Der Waffenschmied. He made his debut at Opera Colorado singing Marcello, and recently reprised the role of Manfred in a new version of Jake Heggie’s chamber work, For a Look or a Touch, with the Seattle Men’s Chorus. He has performed with San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, and Portland Opera, and has appeared with numerous North American orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Portland Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony. At MOR, Smith sang the the 2007 world premiere and is heard on the Naxos recording of Heggie’s dramatic chamber work, For a Look or a Touch. He also recently created the role of Ted Steinert in the world premiere of Frau Margot (recording available through Albany records) by Thomas Pasetieri and Frank Corsaro at the Fort Worth Opera.