Named one of its 25 “Rising Stars” by Opera News, American baritone JARRETT OTT (Stephano) will make many important European role debuts as he joins the Ensemble of the Staatstheater Stuttgart for the 2018/19 season. New production debuts include Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride and Chou En-lai in Nixon in China. Other European role debuts in Stuttgart include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Bohème, and Dandini in La Cenerentola. In North America, he will return to Santa Fe Opera for a role debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and take the title role in David Lang’s world-premiere prisoner of the state with Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic.
In the 2017/18 season, Jarrett Ott debuted the role of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Philadelphia as part of their inaugural O17 festival, and at Santa Fe Opera he sang Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos and Maximilian in Candide. Important concert debuts included Carmina Burana with Seattle Symphony, Brahms’ German Requiem with Columbus Symphony and Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall.
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 Christof 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, he made three important role debuts: as Curly in Oklahoma! with Glimmerglass Festival, Zurga in The Pearl Fishers with North Carolina Opera, and Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Opera Memphis. Concert engagements included The Hyland Mass, a world-premiere with the New York Choral Society at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Recent seasons for Jarrett Ott included a lead, main-stage debut as W.P. Inman in the East Coast premiere of Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia as well as the Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata. He made his European concert debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, performing pieces by Vito Zuraj and Bach, conducted by Matthias Pintscher. Other role debuts included The Count in Strauss’ Capriccio, a co-production with Opera Philadelphia and Curtis Opera Theatre, Masetto in Don Giovanni with the Santa Fe Opera, as well as the Center for Contemporary Opera in Kenneth Fuchs’ Falling Man at Symphony Space in New York City. On the concert stage, he presented several recitals in North America under the auspices of the Brooklyn Art Song Society and appeared as a soloist in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall.
Jarrett Ott is based in New York City and received his master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with baritone Randall Scarlata, as well as Marlena Kleinman Malas.