The 2018–19 season marks American baritone Jarrett Ott’s first season in the ensemble of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, where he makes his European role debuts as Oreste in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, Chou En-lai in John Adams’s Nixon in China, Figaro in Mozart’s The Barber of Seville, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, and Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. He also returns to Santa Fe Opera for Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. In 2017–18, he made debuts as Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural O17 festival, Figaro in The Barber of Seville with Lyric Opera Kansas City and Dayton Opera, Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld with New Orleans Opera, and Harlekin in R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide at Santa Fe Opera.
Jarrett Ott has performed Orff’s Carmina burana with the Seattle Symphony and Colorado Springs Philharmonic; Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Columbus Symphony; a holiday concert with the Lexington Philharmonic; and Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and the World Premiere of Joseph Vella’s The Hyland Mass with the New York Choral Society. He has presented several recitals with the Brooklyn Art Song Society.
Mr. Ott’s honors have included third place in the Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers, held in Los Angeles (2016); finalist in the George London Foundation Competition for Singers; semi-finalist in the McCammon Voice Competition; third prize in the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition; and a grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. Most recently, he was granted a Career Development Award from the Sullivan Foundation. Jarrett Ott received his master’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with baritone Randall Scarlata and Marlena Kleinman Malas.