Opera News praises tenor Jason Ferrante for “singing up a stylish storm” and for getting “the gold star for trills.” In the 2017-2018 season, Ferrante creates the role of Little Victor Farrell in the world premiere of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Elizabeth Cree with Opera Philadelphia. He will repeat Little Victor for his debut with Chicago Opera Theater, then debut with Nashville Opera as Little Bat in Susannah. Last season, Ferrante debuted with Opera Philadelphia as Don Basilio/Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro and returned to Arizona Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly.
On the international stage, Ferrante made his European debut at Teatro Comunale di Bologna as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd. He was the Tenor Ghost in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles with the Wexford Festival and sang Pong in Turandot under the baton of Lorin Maazel in the grand opening of the Zaha Hadid-designed opera house in Guangzhou, China.
Other operatic career highlights include King Ouf in L’etoile at New York City Opera, Tavannes in Les Huguenots and Basile in Le roi malgré lui at Bard Summerscape. Ferrante has also appeared as Jacquino in Fidelio with Opera Boston and Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro with Atlanta Opera, Eugene Opera, Berkshire Opera, Dayton Opera and the Orlando Philharmonic.