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Jonathan Stinson is a dynamic performer and prolific composer. He has sung roles with opera companies throughout the country, including

Cincinnati Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 

Central City Opera, Opera Omaha, Dayton Opera, Kentucky Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Memphis, Arbor Opera Theatre, Ohio Light Opera, and internationally in Cortona (Italy), Manchester (UK) and Varna (Bulgaria). His compositions have been heard throughout North America and in Germany.

N E W S

August, 2021

Jonathan has been appointed Teaching Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at The University of Arkansas.

March, 2020

Jonathan's most recent song cycle, Uncivil Relief, was to have its premiere in Minneapolis on March 21, but was cancelled due to Covid-19.

September, 2019

Jonathan has joined the roster of MIA Artists Management.

Jonathan Stinson

 

baritone and composer

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S
U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S​

In Delaware Valley Opera's Operetta Gala           

"Jonathan Stinson’s “Rose Marie” took my

breath away. This song was a favorite of my
grandfather’s and Stinson’s moving performance had me close to tears. It was lovely! His duet of 'Golden Days' with Marcus Aiken Huber was spectacular, and I truly enjoyed seeing him play the conceited and comedic Maximilian in Act Two."
     --Sullivan County Democrat

In Verdi's Rigoletto

"Baritone Jonathan Stinson, taking on the title role, wrings every last drop of emotion from

the fate of the wretched Rigoletto, his initial confidence shaken by Monterone’s curse, and forever after haunted by premonitions of disaster."

     --North West End (UK) 

                In Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

"Baritone Jonathan Stinson perfectly captured the conniving bravado of Schicchi"    

     --Cincinnati Business Courier 

"The title role was strongly sung by baritone Jonathan Stinson in this performance, who convincingly portrayed the machismo and selfish bravado of the main character." 

     --KCMetropolis.org

             In Heggie's Dead Man Walking

"Jonathan Stinson as De Rocher maintained

the perfect balance between tough-guy façade and the inner mortal, sensitive and fearful."

     --The Boston Music Intelligencer

                In Floyd's Of Mice and Men

"Jonathan Stinson, acting with grace and realism, produced some laser high notes of his own, subtly restraining his voice for an intense, sensitive singing of Slim's Act II aria." 

     --Opera News Online

In Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

"Jonathan Stinson portrays the Count

compellingly."                                   

     --Petoskey News-Review

DEC
18

December 18, 2022 

Bass Soloist

Messiah

Tactus Ensemble

Oklahoma City, OK

MAR
17-18

March 17 - 18, 2023

Leporello

Don Giovanni

Ozarks Lyric Opera

Springfield, MO

Mar
25

March 25, 2023

Guest recital

Ingrid Keller, piano

The Belvedere Series

Richmond, VA