Welcome to my professional website. Here you can find information about my growth towards becoming an opera singer, my current career engagements, updates on my work in the SMU OIT department with the Student Technology Assistant in Residence (STAR) program, videos, my biography, contact information, and general blog posts about some of my thoughts.
My name is James Resch; I am an aspiring operatic bass-baritone from Houston, Texas. I have had the privilege of singing with the Texas All State Choir, sung concerts with Ola Gjeilo, and performed in musical theater and opera productions. My passion for singing developed initially from the thrill of learning and performing choral literature in high school. This grew until I had the realization that I could not be myself without it. During my senior year in high school, I got sick and could not sing for a week. By the end of that week I was a completely different person. That was when I decided that music was not just a hobby, but a necessity to nurture and preserve my soul. I believe that God gave me whatever talents I possess so that I could grow as a person and establish a connection with others through my work. For that reason, it is my responsibility and joy to cultivate and share that talent.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope you enjoy.
P.S. Come see me on Friday, March 21 at 8 pm in Caruth Auditorium as I play the role of Dr. Miracle in a scene from Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann for the annual Opera Gala!