Mr. Swanson's tentative season of engagements for the 2020-2021 season is marked by numerous performances of several of Rossini's most famous works, including Il barbiere di Siviglia with Oslo Opera and Oper Köln, La Cenerentola with Minnesota Opera and Houston Grand Opera, and Le Comte Ory with Garsington Opera.

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“Her pursuer, Camille, was worth pining for in the person of tenor Jack Swanson. With a gorgeous, clear voice and good looks,

he's the perfect male lead.”


    tillwater, Minnesota native and 2018 Richard Tucker Career Grant Winner Jack Swanson is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young tenors in the opera world. His distinctive high lyric voice is known for singing the acrobatic arias of Rossini and the legato melodies of Donizetti.


This season brings Mr. Swanson to new stages in new roles: first in Frankfurt as Rodrigo in a new production of Rossini’s Otello, then as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera Omaha and to Opera Lafayette as Cody in Philidor’s The Blacksmith. A special project will be Jack Swanson’s debut with the Minnesota Opera, his home company, as the title-role in the world premiere of Paola Prestini’s Edward Tulane.

Mr. Swanson rounds out the season with a return to the Santa Fe Opera as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In concert, the tenor will be heard in Paris in Rossini’s Messa di Gloria and at New York’s Alice Tully Hall for a concert of pieces by sons of J.S. Bach.


Future engagements include debuts with the Houston Grand Opera and returns to the Norwegian Opera and Garsington Opera.





Richard Tucker Career Grant winners are selected each year for unrestricted grants of $10,000 each.  A Career Grant candidate should have a fair amount of performing experience in professional companies and is generally 36 years of age or under. Mr. Swanson was previously the recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker Study and is one of the few young singers to receive the foundation’s Study and Career Grants in consecutive years. 

"...the beautiful music of the eponymous hero sounds best when sung by an accomplished lyric tenor. LA Opera has both for this thoroughly delightful show: winsome tenor Jack Swanson, who is

perfect for the part, charming & guileless in appearance."




Mr. Swanson was recently featured in the January issue of Opera News. Sound Bites spotlights up-and-coming singers and conductors in the world of opera.

"Swanson's lithe, sweet sound is ideal for the Rossini repertoire that's on his calendar this season... [and] Lindoro in next summer's revival of L'Italiana in Algeri at Santa Fe. "Lindoro has always been at the top of my list- and now I have the opportunity to sing it at the opera house that feels most like home," he says." 

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Mr. Swanson is represented by Columbia Artists Management Inc. (US) and Harrison Parrott (EU).

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