Photo: Kate Eisemann
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.
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Jonathan has been appointed Teaching Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at The University of Arkansas.
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.
Jonathan has joined the roster of MIA Artists Management.
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."
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
December 18, 2022
Oklahoma City, OK
March 17 - 18, 2023
Ozarks Lyric Opera
March 25, 2023
Ingrid Keller, piano
The Belvedere Series