Described by critics as “tremendous,” “entertaining” and “talented,” baritone James Wright is a favorite among audiences for his charismatic presence and warm tone. This season, James will be covering Figaro in il Barbiere di Siviglia with Sarasota Opera where he will also be a studio artist. He will also appear as Silvio in Savannah Opera’s i Pagliacci. Recent operatic roles include Figaro in il Barbiere di Siviglia, Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Malatesta in Don Pasquale and Richard White in the world premiere of Alice Ryley by Michael Ching with Sherrill Milnes, and the Savannah Voice Festival. Other roles include, Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, The Pilot in Portman’s The Little Prince, John Sorel in The Consul, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, and Schaunard in La Bohéme.
He has made appearances with Nickel City Opera, Amarillo Opera, Mobile Opera, the Savannah Voice Festival, Hillman Opera, Sarasota Opera, El Paso Opera, Nickel City Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Divaria Productions, Rochester Lyric Opera, the Natchez Festival of Music and more.