Jonathan Cole, baritone, is from Dallas, Texas and is excited to make his Odyssey Opera debut. He has performed in a variety of capacities with organizations such as Central City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boston University Opera Institute, Marblehead Festival Chorus, and CU New Opera Works. Jonathan has sung over thirty roles on the operatic stage; highlights include Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Mercutio in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème, and Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. An avid supporter of new music, Jonathan has performed lead roles in collaboration with Jake Heggie, Tobias Picker, and the late Stephen Paulus, and has performed staged and workshop premieres of operas by William Bolcom, Lori Laitman, and Libby Larsen. As an arts administrator, Jonathan serves as the Program Manager of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, an organization for which he has also served on vocal faculty. Jonathan holds degrees in voice and opera performance from Baylor University, Boston University, and the Boston University Opera Institute, and is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder.