American baritone Jarrett Ott, one of Opera News’ twenty-five “Rising Stars,” and called “a man who is seemingly incapable of an unmusical phrase,” is enjoying an international career at the age of 35. In the 22/23 season, Mr. Ott will make his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Lescaut in Manon, the Opéra Comique as Jan Nyman in Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves, Dandini in La Cenerentola with Staatstheater Stuttgart and Maximilian in Candide with the Hamburg Symphoniker at the Lausitz Festival. In the US, he will sing Conte in Le nozze di Figaro with Pittsburgh Opera, reprise the role of John Seward for a performance and recording of The Lord of Cries with Odyssey Opera, and join colleagues for the inaugural Sag Harbor Song Festival on Long Island.
In the 2021-22 season, Mr. Ott made debuted at Opéra national de Paris as Oreste in Iphigenie en Tauride, the Bayerische Staatsoper for a debut as Dandini in La Cenerentola, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with The Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, conducted by Emmauelle Haïm, and performed Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Faust in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust with Staatstheater Stuttgart. He was also a featured soloist with Emmauelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astrée for a gala event at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, which was later released on Warner Classics/Erato. A former member of the Staatstheater Stuttgart Ensemble, Jarrett Ott performed Conte, Marcello in La bohème, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dandini, Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride and Chou En-lai in Nixon in China.
A native of Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, Jarrett Ott is based in New York and received his master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music.