Jarrett Ott

Baritone

Biography

Young, 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 the 2016-17 season, Mr. Ott will make 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 embark 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 will make two important role debuts: as Curly in Oklahoma! with Glimmerglass Festival and Zurga in Pearl Fisher’s with North Carolina Opera. Concert engagements include debuts with Colorado Springs Philharmonic in Carmina Burana, a holiday concert with the Lexington Philharmonic and with the New York Choral Society in a world premiere at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Reviews

“There’s a glut of gifted lyric baritone voices on the market; it’s hard not to wonder whether there will be enough work for all of them. Even in such company, however, twenty-eight-year-old JARRETT OTT stands out. A native of Argyl, Pennsylvania, and a former student of Marlena Malas at the Curtis Institute, he not only has a voice that is polished and immaculately produced; he is also a highly expressive artist, as he has proved in racking up a number of competition victories with Billy Budd’s “Look! Through the port….” Ott’s sound, both pointed and mellow, is ideal for certain Britten roles, and he would love to do a fully staged production of Billy Budd soon.”

Rising Stars

Opera News

“Two apprentices…especially the charismatic Jarrett Ott as Marullo in “Rigoletto,” made memorable cameos.”

Zachary Woolfe

The New York Times