L’enfant et les sortilèges
with Isabel Leonard and the san francisco symphony
Hailed as "First-rate" by the San Francisco Chronicle and "Show-stopping" by San Francisco Classical Voice, Ben Jones has appeared as soloist on the stages of the Wiener Musikverein, the Royal Concertgebouw, the State Opera of Prague, the Rudolfinum, the Mariinsky, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Shanghai Concert Hall.
In the theatre Mr. Jones has shown a vast range, appearing in L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges with the San Francisco Symphony (La Théière, Le Petit Vieillard, La Rainette), Boris Godunov with the San Francisco Symphony (Missail), Candide with the San Francisco Symphony (Governor, Vanderdendur), Guys and Dolls (Sky), Follies (Buddy), Show Boat (Ravenal), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), Cats (Munkustrap/Quaxo), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), The Last Five Years (Jamie) and Chicago (Mary Sunshine). He is proud to have spent a year skewering pop culture figures such as Michael Jackson, George W. Bush, John Travolta, Bill Clinton and Michael Phelps in the San Francisco revue Beach Blanket Babylon.
Mr. Jones has also appeared with great American symphony orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Columbus Symphony and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, sharing the spotlight with the likes of Michael Tilson Thomas, Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Rita Moreno, Helmuth Rilling, Michael Morgan and Val Diamond.
His versatile voice has been featured on recordings on the Albany, Naxos and Delos labels, on "A Prairie Home Companion,” on the soundtracks for the best-selling video game franchises Halo and Civilization, and on commercials for Coors Light and Meow Mix.
Mr. Jones is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA and AGMA.