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MEET OUR FEATURED SOLOIST, JARRETT OTT

American Baritone Jarrett Ott joins NYCHORAL for Where Even the Sea Sings to perform Charles Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet, a piece rarely performed in the United States.

Jarrett was recently named one of twenty-five “Rising Stars” by Opera News, who described his voice as “often ravishing.”  February 11, 2018 marks Jarrett’s fourth appearance with NYCHORAL; he will be performing Charles Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet. Jarrett says the piece is one of his favorite song cycles for baritone, chorus and orchestra and that he is “incredibly excited to bring this piece to life, especially with NYCHORAL.”

Jarrett made his Carnegie Hall debut with NYCHORAL in 2013 singing Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax.  Jarrett described his Carnegie debut as a “magical night, one he will never forget.”  NYCHORAL audiences will remember his fiery performance in The Lord is a Man of War duet from Handel’s Israel in Egypt in 2016. Commenting on that performance, Peter Dobrin of the Philadelphia Inquirer stated “Ott has the great gift of humanity, his voice noble and strong…”

Since receiving his Master’s Degree from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Jarrett’s career has sky-rocketed. He is one of the most sought-after baritones of his generation on concert and opera stages throughout the United States and Europe, always receiving critical acclaim.  David Fox says: “he conveys heart-tugging sincerity.” And the late playwright and arts writer Albert Innaurato wrote in Parterre Box: “Jarrett Ott is a star. Pictures show that Mr. Ott is handsome, but they don’t capture his charisma on stage or the floating beauty of his high baritone.”

During the 2016-17 season Jarrett made his major European opera debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin singing the role of Angel in Andrea Scartazzini’s world premiere work, Edward II. He made three important role debuts: Curly in Oklahoma! with Glimmerglass Festival, Zurga in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers with North Carolina Opera and Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Opera Memphis.  In 2018-2019 Jarrett will be joining the Ensemble of Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Past accomplishments include a 2016 performance in the lead role of W.P. Inman in the East Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia. He has also given several recitals in North America under the auspices of The Brooklyn Art Song Society.

Hear Jarrett Ott in recital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFqcox9QtRw