American baritone Jarrett Ott was recently named one of twenty-five “Rising Stars” by Opera News, who described his voice in Cold Mountain as having an, “often ravishing, airy vocal finish…he brought the testing role not only lovely, Pelléas-like sound but a deep investment in the words.” In his continued career ascension, Mr. Ott will make many important role debuts, including Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Philadelphia as part of their inaugural O17 festival, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Lyric Opera Kansas City and Dayton Opera, Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld with New Orleans Opera, and at Santa Fe Opera, Harlekin and Maximilian in Ariadne auf Naxos and Candide, respectively. Important concert debuts include Carmina Burana with Seattle Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem with Columbus Symphony and Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Ott will join the Ensemble of Staatsoper Stuttgart beginning in 2018-2019.
In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Ott made his major European opera debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin singing the role of the Angel in Andrea Scartazzini’s world premiere work Edward II, directed by Christoph Loy, and embarked on a European tour with Perm Opera and MusicAeterna as Don Pedro de Alvorado in a concert version of Purcell’s Indian Queen, with stops in Geneva, Köln, Bremen and Dortmund. In North America, Mr. Ott made three important role debuts: as Curly in Oklahoma! with Glimmerglass Festival, Zurga in Pearl Fisher’s with North Carolina Opera and Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Opera Memphis. Concert engagements included debuts with Colorado Springs Philharmonic in Carmina Burana, a holiday concert with the Lexington Philharmonic and The Hyland Mass, a world-premiere with the New York Choral Society at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Roles with Loon
St. John Passion