Jonas Hacker makes his OSJ debut during the 2017-18 season, appearing as the Prince in the North American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella. A 2016 Grand Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Hacker will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Timothy Laughlin in Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers and will also make his company and role debut with Kentucky Opera as Almaviva in a new production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. He opens the 2017-18 season returning to Annapolis Opera as Theodore “Laurie” Lawrence in Adamo’s Little Women, the company with whom he made his professional debut in 2015 as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
In the summers of 2016 and 2017, Mr. Hacker was selected as a Filene Young Artist with Wolf Trap Opera where he has been heard in multiple productions. In the summer of 2016 he made his debut as Sospiro in the U.S. premiere of Florian Gassmann’s comic opera L’opera seria, sang in the concert From Lute Song to The Beatles with Steven Blier, and was part of the Improper Opera improv troupe. In 2017, he sings Bastianello and Lambent in John Musto’s Bastianello, Roderick Usher in Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher, and presented a concert entitled Four of a Kind with collaborator Steven Blier.
Other recent performances include his debut with Washington Concert Opera in their performance of Beethoven’s Leonore, the first version of his opera Fidelio, as the tenor soloist in a quartet rendition of Bach’s Cantata 150 with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and as George Gibbs in Ned Rorem’s Our Town with Fresno Grand Opera and Townsend Opera.
Frequently recognized by prestigious competitions, Mr. Hacker was one of nine Finalists in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, won second place in the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, won the Robert Crosby Memorial Award in the Opera Index Competition, and in February 2017 was awarded the Robert Jacobson Award as a Finalist in the George London Foundation Competition.
Mr. Hacker hails from Lake Delton, Wisconsin and recently completed his studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. While attending the Academy of Vocal Arts, his performances have included Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algeri. He received his Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and his Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
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