Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Jonathan Bryan has been praised for his “beautifully resonant baritone,” and “substantial sound,” and has performed leading roles on stages throughout the United States and abroad. He is an alumnus of The Atlanta Opera Studio, Wolf Trap Opera, and The Glimmerglass Festival, and is a two-time District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He spent the 2020-2021 season at Washington National Opera as a Cafritz Young Artist, and will continue his residency for the 2021-2022 season, where he will make his Kennedy Center debut alternating between the roles of Moralès and Escamillo in Francesca Zambello’s celebrated production of Bizet’s Carmen. The summer of 2021, Mr. Bryan appeared as a Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where he debuted the roles of Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd and Le Baron de Pictordu in Viradot’s Cendrillon.
His 2019-2020 season brought a return to The Atlanta Opera for his second season as the company’s resident studio baritone during which he performed First Nazerene in Strauss’ Salome and was slated to sing Yamadori and cover Sharpless in their production of Madama Butterfly prior to COVID-19. Mr. Bryan also appeared in Wolf Trap Opera’s 2020 virtual season in Love: Surrender as Marcello in scenes from Puccini’s La bohème.