Mr. Jones made his Montana debut with his performance of “Figaro” in the Helena Symphony’s production of The Barber of Seville in 2010, and returned most recently for a performance of Carmina Burana in 2011. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Mr. Jones has performed a wide variety of roles in opera including roles The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Le Comte Ory, Rigoletto, Trouble in Tahiti, Candide, The Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Widow, and A Little Night Music.
In concert, Mr. Jones has performed baritone solos in Fauré’s Requiem, Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Serenade to Music and Dona Nobis Pacem, John Rutter’s Mass for the Children, and concert highlights of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. He has performed with the Berkshire Opera Company, Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica, Eastman Opera Theater, Florida State Opera, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Festival, and the Augusta Choral Society.
Recently, Mr. Jones has made debuts with Full Circle Music of Indianapolis, Finger Lakes Choral Festival, Amherst Symphony, and Shoals Symphony. He recently recorded the world premiere of Randol Bass’s Passage Into Spirit with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Jones created the role of “Roger Clinton” in the world premiere performance of a new opera about President Bill Clinton, titled Billy Blythe, in Little Rock, Arkansas, which was recorded 2013. He will be reprising the role in the premiere recording as well. He has appeared with Opera Memphis in Die Fledermaus and with the Memphis Masterworks Chorale, and recently appeared as soloist for the premiere performance of Dohnányi’s Orchesterlieder with the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra which was also recorded on the Naxos label.
In addition to recital performances throughout the country this season, Mr. Jones has appeared with Opera Memphis, Memphis Masterworks Chorale, and Jackson Symphony.