Biography

Praised for his “superb vocal talent, versatility, dramatic ability, and commanding stage presence” (onStage Pittsburgh), Bass Jeremy Harr is emerging as an exciting young talent to watch.  In the summer of 2022, Mr. Harr returned to Opera Saratoga to perform Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia and cover the Bass Solo in Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, and joined the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to sing the Bass Solo in Beethoven's Mass in C.  In 2022-2023, Mr. Harr makes his debut with Finger Lakes Opera as Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte and joins Virginia Opera as the Police Sergeant in Pirates of Penzance as well as Pirate King cover, Potter’s Assistant/Bookseller/Party Guest/Technician/French Priest in Fellow Travelers and Dottore Grenvil in La traviata.

 

In his 2021-2022 season, Mr. Harr completed his second year as a Resident Artist at Pittsburgh Opera, where he performed Zuniga in Carmen, Speaker in The Magic Flute as well as Sarastro cover, and showed a "smooth, resonant bass" in his "deliciously dastardly" portrayal of The Brother in David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf  (onStage Pittsburgh).  He also made his debuts with the Berkshire Opera Festival as Pistola in Falstaff and with Opera NexGen as Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte.  His summer 2021 involved his return to Wolf Trap Opera where he performed Mr. Fogg and covered Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, and covered 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, the 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 the University of Maryland Opera Studio, and a Bachelor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as well as a BA in Theater (Acting) and a minor in Politics from Oberlin College.

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:

     - Il Re di Scozia (Ariodante)

     - 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)

Puccini:

     - Simone (Gianni Schicchi)

     - Benoit / Alcindoro (La boheme)

 

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Photo by Hoebermann Studio

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:

     - Lackey (Ariadne auf Naxos)

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)