About this Artist
American baritone Jarrett Ott, who was named one of Opera News’ 25 “Rising Stars” and called “a man who is seemingly incapable of an unmusical phrase,” also by Opera News, is enjoying an international career at the age of 32. In the 19/20 season, Ott is returning for his second season with the Staatstheater Stuttgart, debuting the roles of Count Almaviva, in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro, and Valentin in Faust. He will also reprise the roles of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Bohème, and Dandini in La Cenerentola. In 2020, Ott will reprise the title role in David Lang’s prisoner of the state for its European tour, which includes The Barbican in London with the BBC Symphony, Copenhagen, Malmö, Bruges, Barcelona, Bochum, and Rotterdam. He also returns to North America to perform Jake Heggie’s one-act opera For a Look or a Touch in Seattle and San Francisco.
In the 2018/19 season, Jarrett Ott made many important European role debuts as he embarked on his first season in the Ensemble of the Staatstheater Stuttgart. New production debuts included Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride and Chou En-lai in Nixon in China. In North America, he returned to Santa Fe Opera for the role of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He also made concert debuts performing the title role in David Lang’s world-premiere prisoner of the state with Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic and as Stephano with Susanna Mälkki in Sibelius’ The Tempest and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Jarrett Ott is based in Stuttgart, Germany and New York City and received his master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music.