Jake Gardner

Boasting a career which includeSemperformances with major opera companies and orchestras throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, bass-baritone Jake Gardner r ains one of the opera world's most sought-after singing actors. Noted North American engagements from the past few seasons include Doc in Bernstein's A Quiet Place with New York City Opera, Betto in Gianni Schicchi and Hortensio in La fille du Regiment with San Francisco Opera, DeBritigny in Manon for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly for Florida Grand Opera, Baron Zehta in The Merry Widow with Los Angeles Opera, his debut as Wotan in Die Walkure with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Buffalo Bill Cody in Annie Get Your Gun, Ronaldo Cabral in Later That same Evening, and Jupiter in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld at Glimmerglass Opera, as well as Horace Tabor in Central City Opera's The Ballad of Baby Doe. In the current 2011-2012 season and beyond, engagements include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Arizona Opera, The Mayor in John Musto's The Inspector at Boston Lyric Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mayor Shinn in The Music Man and The Judge in Lost in the Stars at Glimmerglass Opera, Germont in La Traviata with Opera Omaha and a return to Houston Grand Opera in 2015. March 2012