Jason Sarten

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Biography

Bass Jason Sarten has sung leading and supporting roles with Opera San Jose, Sacramento Opera, Opera San Luis Obispo, Lamplighter’s Music Theatre, Long Leaf Opera (NC), Island City Opera, Abilene Opera Association (TX), Opera Ft. Collins (CO), Cinnabar Opera Theatre, Livermore Valley Opera and West Bay Opera. Among his favorites are the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo (Carmen), Marquis de La Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites), The Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance), Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte). Recent concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ.

The 2018-2019 season for Jason includes a return to Opera San Luis Obispo to sing Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, two productions with Opera San Jose covering & singing student matinees of Die Entführung aus dem Serail as Osmin and Madama Butterfly as The Bonze, as well as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Cinnabar Opera Theatre and Pocket Opera of San Francisco.

Repertoire

OPERA/THEATER REPERTOIRE
Composer Role Work Company Year
Rossini Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia Pocket Opera 2019
Rossini Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia Cinnabar Opera Theatre 2019
Puccini Il Bonze (cover/matinees) Madama Butterfly Opera San Jose 2019
Mozart Sarastro Die Zauberflöte Opera San Luis Obispo 2018
Mozart Osmin (cover/matinees) Die Entführung aus dem Serail Opera San Jose 2018
Various Principal Bass Snapshots West Edge Opera 2018
Menotti Secret Policeman The Consul Berkeley Chamber Opera 2017
Various Principal Bass Snapshots West Edge Opera 2017
Verdi Sparafucile Rigoletto Island City Opera 2016
Menotti Melchior Amahl and the Night Visitors Livermore Opera 2014
Puccini Benoit/Alcindoro La bohème West Edge Opera 2014
Mozart 2nd Priest/Armored Man/Sprecher (cover) Die Zauberflöte West Bay Opera 2014
Mozart Sarastro Die Zauberflöte Waffle Opera 2014
Verdi Marchese D’Obigny La traviata Livermore Opera 2013
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi Opera Academy of California (Guest Artist) 2012
Gilbert & Sullivan Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance Lamplighters Theatre 2010
Mozart Antonio Le nozze di Figaro Sacramento Opera 2009
Mozart Don Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro Livermore Operaa 2009
Bizet Escamillo Carmen Pacific Repertory Opera 2008
SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE
Composer Role Work
Donizetti Don Pasquale Don Pasquale
Donizetti Dulcamara L’Elisir d’amore
Donizetti Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor
Gilbert & Sullivan Ko-Ko, The Mikado The Mikado
Gilbert & Sullivan The Police Sergeant The Pirates of Penzance
Gounod Capulet, Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette
Mozart Don Alfonso Così fan tutte
Mozart Leporello, Commendatore Don Giovanni
Puccini Il Sagrestano Tosca
Rossini Don Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini Don Magnifico, Alidoro La cenerentola
Rossini Mustafà, Taddeo, Haly L’Italiana in Algeri
Sondheim Judge Turpin Sweeney Todd
J. Strauss Jr. Frank Die Fledermaus
Verdi Il Re, Ramfis Aida
Verdi Falstaff, Pistola Falstaff
Verdi Il Padre Guardiano, Fra Melitone La forza del destino
Verdi Banquo Macbeth
Verdi Monterone Rigoletto
Verdi Ferrando Il trovatore
ORATORIO/CONCERT
Composer Work
Bach Christmas Oratorio
Bach St. John Passion
Bach St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Fauré Requiem
Haydn Creation (Raphael)
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Great Mass in C minor
Mozart Requiem
Rossini Stabat Mater
Verdi Requiem

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