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Jason Slayden makes his company debut during the 2017-18 season, appearing as Ruggero in Puccini’s La rondine. Recent performances for Mr. Slayden included his debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Tybalt and the cover of Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Rodolfo in Puccini’s  La bohème for Virginia Opera, Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi for Opera Santa Barbara, Don José in The Tragedy of Carmen with the Colorado Music Festival, and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with the Berkshire Opera Festival. Other engagements included the role of Gabriele Adorno in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with Pacific Opera Victoria, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly with Annapolis Opera, Jimmy Ogle in Musto’s Later the Same Evening with Opera Memphis, and Christian in DiChiera’s Cyrano with Michigan Opera Theatre.

On the concert stage, Mr. Slayden has performed as a soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic in Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Seattle Youth Symphony, a concert version of  Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Nova in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and was a featured soloist in Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Saint-Cecile for Musica Sacra Cincinnati.

Awards received include the Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize, a George London Foundation encouragement award, the Donald Gramm Memorial Award and Santa Fe Opera’s Richard Tucker Memorial Award for apprentices. In addition, Mr. Slayden has been awarded both the Sullivan Foundation Career Grant and the Catherine Filene Shouse Career Development Grant.

Please visit Mr. Slayden’s website for additional information.