American tenor Jon Kolbet sings regularly with Houston Grand Opera, where his roles include Monostatos in Mozart’s Zauberflote, Guillot de Morfontaine in Massenet’s Manon, Snake/Vain Man in Rachel Portman’s Little Prince, and the Simpleton in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. Other roles include Goro in Madama Butterfly with San Francisco Opera, Basilio in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro and Pang in Puccini’s Turandot with Portland Opera, Andreas/Spalanzani/Franz/Pitichinaccio in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann with Tulsa Opera, and Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro. He has appeared with New York City Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Carolina, Kentucky Opera, Dallas Opera, El Paso Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Florentine Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Nashville Opera, and Opera Illinois. Future engagements include Red Whiskers in Britten’s Billy Budd at Washington Opera. Kolbet makes his Seattle Opera debut in the 2004 production of Wagner’s Lohengrin.