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Biography

Praised by OperaNews for his “warm, smoothly produced bass” and “knack for animating a line,” Bass Jeremy Harr is emerging as an exciting young talent to watch. In the summer of 2023, he made his Des Moines Metro Opera debut, performing the Herald and covering Tcheilo in The Love for Three Oranges. In the upcoming 2023-2024 season, Mr. Harr joins Salt Marsh Opera as Pistola in Falstaff, Bel Cantanti Opera as the title role in Gianni Schicchi and the Old Man in Rachmaninoff's Aleko, and collaborates with The Why Collective for a Heggie/Handel project workshop. He also appears with Falmouth Chorale as the Bass Soloist in Messiah, and returns to Pacific Northwest Opera, where he will sing the title role in Le nozze di Figaro and Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

Mr. Harr returned to Opera Saratoga in the summer of 2022 to perform Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia and covered the Bass solo in Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle. Additionally, he joined the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to sing the Bass solo in Beethoven's Mass in C. In 2022-2023, Mr. Harr made his debut with Finger Lakes Opera as Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte, joined Pacific Northwest Opera to sing Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, and joined Virginia Opera to sing the Police Sergeant and cover the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, performed Potter’s Assistant/Bookseller/Party Guest/Technician/French Priest in Fellow Travelers, and sang Dottore Grenvil in La traviata. In the spring, Mr. Harr made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra covering the First Shepherd in Daphne.

In his 2021-2022 season, Mr. Harr completed a second year as a resident artist at Pittsburgh Opera, where he sang the Speaker and covered Sarastro in The Magic Flute, performed Zuniga in Carmen, and showed a "smooth, resonant bass” and a “deliciously dastardly” portrayal as The Brother in David Hetzberg’s The Rose Elf (onStage Pittsburgh). He also debuted with the Berkshire Opera Festival as Pistola in Falstaff and Opera NexGen as Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte. His summer 2021 season involved his return to Wolf Trap Opera, where he performed

Mr. Fogg and covered Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd and Death in Holst’s Sāvitri.

In 2020-2021, Mr. Harr sang Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte and Cadmus/Somnus in Semele with Pittsburgh Opera during his first year as a resident artist. He also returned to Wolf Trap Opera for a second year, where he was seen as Benoit/Alcindoro in video excerpts of La bohème and covered Gremin in video excerpts of Eugene Onegin.

In Mr. Harr’s 2019-2020 season, he made his debut with the Washington Opera Society singing Ramfis in Aida. He joined Wolf Trap Opera to perform the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos, sing the Officer and cover Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and cover Death in Der Kaiser von Atlantis. He also completed his final year at the Maryland Opera Studio, where he sang Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, the Badger/Parson/Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen, King of Scotland in Ariodante, Jimmy in Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel, and Jibril in Hajar.

 

Mr. Harr also joined Opera Saratoga in the summer of 2018, covering the House Quartet Bass in Rocking Horse Winner and Mr. Kofner/Assan in The Consul.

In 2022, Mr. Harr was a Finalist and Encouragement Award Winner in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition and won third place in the Mid-Atlantic region of the 2020 Laffont Competition, formerly known as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from University of Maryland Opera Studio, a Bachelor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a BA in Theater (Acting) and a minor in Politics from Oberlin College.

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Der Rosenkavalier - Pacific Northwest Opera (Diamond's Edge Photography)

Repertoire

Beethoven:

     - Bass Soloist (Mass in C)

Bizet:

     - Zuniga (Carmen)

Britten:

     - Supt. Budd (Albert Herring)

     - Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia)

Donizetti:

     - Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore)

     - Mamma Agathe (Viva la mamma)

Handel:

     - Bass Soloist (Messiah)

     - Il Re di Scozia (Ariodante)

     - Simon (Judas Maccabaeus)

     - Cadmus / Somnus (Semele)

Hertzberg:

     - The Brother (The Rose Elf)

Holst:

     - Death (Sāvitri)

Janáček:

     - Badger / Parson / Harašta (The

       Cunning Little Vixen)

Massenet:

     - Pandolfe (Cendrillon)

Menotti:

     - Mr. Kofner / Assan (The Consul)

Mozart:

     - Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)

     - Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte)

     - Speaker / Sarastro (The Magic Flute)

     - Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Prokofiev:

     - Tchelio / Herald (The Love for Three               Oranges)

Puccini:

     - Gianni Schicchi, Simone (Gianni Schicchi)

     - Benoit / Alcindoro (La boheme)

 

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Hoebermann Studio

Rachmaninoff:

     - Old Man (Aleko)

Rossini:

     - Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia)

     - Bass Soloist (Petite Messe Solennelle)

Spears:

     - Potter's Asst. / Bookseller / Technician /

       Party Guest / French Priest (Fellow

       Travelers)

Sondheim:

     - Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd)

Strauss:

     - Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier)

     - Lackey (Ariadne auf Naxos)

     - 1st Shepherd (Daphne)

Sullivan:

     - Pirate King / Police Sergeant (Pirates of

       Penzance)

Tchaikovsky:

     - Gremin (Eugene Onegin)

Ullmann:

     - Death (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)

Verdi:

     - Pistola (Falstaff)

     - Dottore Grenvil (La traviata)

     - Ramfis (Aida)

Weill:

     - Frank Maurrant (Street Scene)

     - Jimmy (Mahagonny Songspiel)

Williams:

     - House Quartet (Rocking Horse Winner)

 

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