Jarrett Ott is an emerging baritone currently based out of New York City who recently received his Master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Marlena Kleinman Malas. Previously he studied with baritone, Randall Scarlata.
Mr. Ott has been featured in lead baritone roles for the Curtis Opera Theatre including Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Marquis de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites, Argante in Handel’s Rinaldo, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Gregor Mittenhoffer in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, Harašta in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and Le Mari in Pounlenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias. Jarrett was a participant at the Chautauqua Institution for the 2009-12 seasons with leading roles in Le Nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva), L’elisir d’amore (Belcore), The Crucible (John Proctor), and the title role in Gianni Schicchi. During the last year, he has been portraying the lead role of “W.P. Inman” in workshops of Pulitzer Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s upcoming opera, Cold Mountain, with Opera Philadelphia.
As an avid recitalist and concert artist, Mr. Ott is continuing his second season as a young artist this summer at Marlboro Music and has made debuts with the New York Choral Society and Bucks County Choral Society. He is a frequent soloist with Philadelphia’s LyricFest, and in the fall of 2011 he traveled with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra to Asia performing in both China and South Korea.
In 2014, Jarrett was a competition finalist in the George London Foundation, and a semi-finalist in the McCammon Voice Competition in Fort Worth, TX. He advanced to the Regional auditions in Washington D.C. after winning the Philadelphia District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is a Third Prize winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition.
In the 2014-15 season, Jarrett will make his professional debuts with Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Annapolis Opera.