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Jarrett Porter

Jarrett Porter is a first year Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist, and will appear as the title role in Hercules vs Vampires, as Maximilian in Candide, as Sciarrone in Tosca, and as Fiorello in The Barber of Seville. Jarrett has recently appeared as a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival as Sam in Oklahoma!, and covering The English Spy in Francesca Zambello's new production of The Siege of Calais.

Recipient of the Pankonin Art Song Award for a commission he premiered in 2017 and First Prize winner of the 2017 Pacific Music Society Competition, he was seen as Joses in Mark Adamo’s 2013 World Premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at the San Francisco Opera, and in 2016 at Opera Saratoga as The Ogre in the American Premiere of Philip Glass’s The Witches of Venice, where Opera News lauded him for his “imposing baritone.” Also in 2016, Porter sang in the workshop premiere of Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs for Santa Fe Opera. In the same year he went on to make his American Lyric Theatre debut in fall of 2016 as the lead in Theo Popov and Tony Asaro’s concert premiere of The Halloween Tree at Merkin Hall in New York City.  In April 2017, he was heard in performance with Jake Heggie at the German Consulate of San Francisco in a program of Heggie’s newest endeavors, including selections from his chamber opera, Out of Darkness.

In January of 2017, Jarrett was a fellow at SongFest at the Hidden Valley Music Festival under the mentorship of Sir Thomas Allen and Graham Johnson. As a fellow, he made his National Public Radio debut with selections from Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise.

Other role engagements have included the title roles in Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin, Le Chevalier des Grieux in Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon, Sid in Albert Herring, Harry Easter in Street Scene, and Morales in Carmen. Porter is an Alumn of Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy (2014), and holds a BM from the Eastman School of Music 15’, and an MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2017. He is a student of César Ulloa.

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