Jonathan Blalock

Jonathan Blalock

Jonathan Blalock is represented by Encompass Arts. He has sung with The Santa Fe Opera, The Dallas Opera, Washington National Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, The Pacific Symphony, Memphis Symphony, PROTOTYPE Festival and Opera Hong Kong.


Marco Nistico: Opera Renaissance Man for the 21st Century

Marco Nistico is a Renaissance Man for opera in the twenty-first century. Born and raised in Italy, he probably never imagined that he would enjoy an international career as an

The Griffey Gospel : Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey

Anthony Dean Griffey’s career began with no resources, but with the help of generous and knowledgeable teachers, he has proven his masterful abilities and has had huge success in the

The Griffey Gospel

Anthony Dean Griffey’s career began with no resources, but with the help of generous and knowledgeable teachers, he has proven his masterful abilities and has had huge success in the industry with only five auditions. His credits now include the title role in Peter Grimes, Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men, and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, among many others. Learn how his authenticity for these characters was born out of a place of adversity and how his early struggles with poverty, bullies, and illness in his family have not only made him a better performer and a deeply committed teacher, but someone who continues to give back and who is loved by his colleagues. 

Coping With Criticism

My day of triumph had finally arrived! I made my NYC debut in a world premiere, and luckily the NY Times gave me a favorable review. Instantly I joined the

Adventures in Marino Land : Megan Marino

Megan Marino’s impressive talent has taken her to several top-notch opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera. Her résumé also includes awards from the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Kurt Weill Foundation, and the George London Foundation as well as first prize wins in both the Marcello Giordani Foundation and the Oratorio Society of New York competitions. But it’s her positive perspective and fun personality, coupled with this talent, that has left her in high regard with her colleagues and fellow singers.

Notes From the Field : A Syllabus for My Younger Self

As a new school year begins, consider the advice a seasoned singer would give himself at the start of his college career.

An Unexpected Angel’s Voice

When you think of the perfect holiday album, what comes to mind first? Barbra Streisand? Chanticleer? I’m guessing most people wouldn’t imagine that a bounty hunter/truck driver would make any

IT’S THE SINGING, STUPID

This New Year gives us all a glorious opportunity to refocus on what’s essential.  Recently I’ve allowed various distractions to take my eye off the ball in my personal and

Crack the Cocoon

This year’s election shocked me, and the echo chamber of social media was perhaps the biggest source of my surprise. Shielding myself from dissenting opinions online could be an innocent

Successful Singing Campaigns

This year I’ve become obsessed with politics, and I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the election cycle and opera audition season. Of course not every aspect of government applies

The Broadway of Doing Things

By Jonathan Blalock   Before I ever knew about hit tunes such as “vissi d’arte” and “una furtiva lagrima,” I grew up listening to (and singing along with) songs like