The Academy of Vocal Art's Le nozze di Figaro, 2019


"In the title role, tall, dashing bass Brent Michael Smith burst with energy and optimism while also revealing vulnerability...his voice both solid and flexible." Bachtrack


​"Brent Michael Smith sang with resonant virility and acted with deceptive charm as Figaro." Chestnut Hill Local


"Brent Michael Smith and Aubry Ballaro made a vocally fluent and convincingly devoted pair of lovers, the former suitably mercurial..." Seen and Heard International

Little Women, Michigan Opera Theatre, 2017 (left)


"As Professor Bhaer, bass Brent Michael Smith was one the production’s highlights. With a breathtakingly lush voice, Smith’s singing of the sumptuous “Kennst du das Land” pastiche was captivating. He unleashed a restrained passion, particularly in the translated repetition of the German, heatedly directed at Jo. His chemistry with Hunter was palpable and their voices were perfectly matched." Opera News

Xerxes, The Glimmerglass Festival, 2017 (right)


"Brent Michael Smith clearly understands what it takes to be a successful Ariodates...It's hard to imagine how one could perform the role better than Smith did." Opera Warhorses


"Ariodates was sung by Brent Michael Smith with sonorous dignity." Taminophile 


"Brent Michael Smith was stalwart, solidly voiced Ariodates." Opera Today 


"Brent Michael Smith lent a sturdy bass to Romilda’s father Ariodates." Parterre Box


Ariodate in Xerxes, The Glimmerglass Festival 2017, photo by Karli Cadel

The Magic Flute, Michigan Opera Theatre, 2016 (right)


"Brent Michael Smith exuded calm and authority as The Speaker, delivering a captivating baritone well suited to Mozart." Opera News

The Speaker, The Magic Flute, Michigan Opera Theatre, Photo: John Grigatis

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Friedrich Bhaer, Little Women, ​Michigan Opera Theatre, Photo: Mitch Carter

The Santa Fe Opera's Ariadne auf Naxos, 2018


"Brent Michael Smith's luxurious bass served up solid singing as the Footman." Opera Today


" 'Ariadne' had the best singing of the season from the Footman (Brent Michael Smith) to the Tenor/Bacchus (Bruce Sledge)." St. Louis Today


"Even lesser roles get fine vocalism, notably Brent Michael Smith's Footman." Dallas Morning News


"Brent Michael Smith performed admirably." LA Monitor

The Tender Land, Michigan Opera Theatre, 2016 


"Bass Brent Michael Smith sang Grandpa Moss with admirable strength and richness, delivering the role’s broad physical comedy ably." Opera News

The Academy of Vocal Arts' Roméo et Juliette, 2019


"The evening's best vocalism came from Brent Michael Smith's remarkably sonorous and resonant Frère Laurent: this is a bass to watch." Opera News


"Bass Brent Michael Smith was a Frère Laurent of deep humanity, revealing emotions and reactions with both his interpretation and his rich voice, the wedding ceremony and his final conversation with Juliette terribly moving." Bachtrack


​"Bass Brent Michael Smith gave a deeply moving portrayal of Friar Laurence." Chestnut Hill Local

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Brent  Michael  Smith -​ Bass

Scalia/Ginsburg, The Glimmerglass Festival, 2017


"Brent Michael Smith more than held his own as The Commentator. Mr. Smith not only has a substantial bass-baritone of considerable accomplishment, but he has maturity of delivery and a capacity for humor that make him a distinct asset to this or any other production...you realize you can’t take your eyes off him lest you miss whatever inspired business he might do next." Opera Today

Ariodate, Xerxes, The Glimmerglass Festival 2017, Photo: Karli Cadel

The Academy of Vocal Art's La favorite, 2020


"Brent Michael Smith, a third-year artist, had in Balthazar his best role to date, ideally showcasing his smooth, lustrous bass and the gravitas of his stage presence...one particularly admired Smith's restraint." Parterre Box


"Brent Michael Smith deployed his sonorous bass with admirable restraint as Balthazar." Broad Street Review