Acclaimed on the opera, concert, and recital stage, bass Jason Hardy has established himself as a leading singer and dramatic interpreter in a wide variety of repertoire.
Mr. Hardy has garnered acclaim in major roles of Mozart, most notably Figaro and Leporello, which have been seen at
New York City Opera,
Michigan Opera Theater,
Opera Birmingham, and
the Atlanta Opera,
Elsewhere, he has performed leading roles with the
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra,
Opéra de Montréal,
Wolf Trap Opera,
Palm Beach Opera, and the
Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera. He also sang the role of Parsons under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel in the pre-production recording of his opera, 1984.
The bass was a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,
National Finalist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists, Grand Prize-winner of both the
Florida Grand Opera Competition and the
Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Competition, and a winner in the
Palm Beach Opera,
Fort Worth Opera, and the
Oratorio Society of New York vocal competitions. He is also the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant.
On the concert platform, Mr. Hardy has given numerous performances at
Carnegie Hall, including Mozart’s Requiem and Ein Deutches Requiem by Brahms, both under the baton of John Rutter. Concert highlights also include debuts at the
Avery Fisher Hall, and appearances with the
Los Angeles Philharmonic,
National Symphony Orchestra,
New York Choral Society,
New York City Ballet,
Kansas City Symphony,
Richmond Symphony and the
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
In recital, Mr Hardy performed song repertoire and vocal chamber works ranging from Purcell to Prokofiev at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. He has presented recitals nationwide under the auspices of the
Marilyn Horne Foundation, including a debut recital at Carnegie’s
Weill Hall, where he performed the world premiere of John Musto’s viva sweet love. Jason Hardy has released his first solo CD, entitled "Youth and Love", which is available at iTunes and several other online vendors.