Jonathan Z. Harris (Leporello) is a native New Orleanian based in New York City. He has been a two-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Holding degrees from Brown University and the University of Michigan, Jonathan has been an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Chautauqua Opera. He was a two-year Resident Artist with Dicapo Opera and has also performed with the Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera MODO, PORTopera (now Opera Maine), and Bronx Opera. Jonathan has sung Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Simone and Betto in Gianni Schicchi, George Benton in Dead Man Walking, and Pistol in Falstaff. He appeared previously with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble in 2010 in Le nozze di Figaro.