|Jake Thomason, voice|
Jake Thomason, tenor, hails from Greensville, SC. He holds a B.M. in voice performance from Furman University, and an M.M. in voice performance from Indiana University. He has performed in the southeast/midwest United States and in Europe, in operas, concerts, recitals, and oratorios. In 2006, he performed his first semi-operatic role, Frederic, in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at Furman University. He was chosen to study voice in the fall of 2007 at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. In 2008 he played Satyavan in Gustav Holst’s opera Savitri, also at Furman University. In 2009, he was invited to perform the role of Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte at the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany. In the summer of 2011 he, along with some of his colleagues, presented a concerted version of Massenet's Werther, with Jake in the title role. He has appeared in scenes from Puccini’s La Bohème, Verdi’s La Traviata, Verdi's Rigoletto, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites. At Indiana University he has been in the choruses for Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Faust, La Boheme, and Der Rosenkavalier. He has participated in masterclasses with Carol Vaness, Sherrill Milnes, Carlos Montané, Stanford Olsen, and Betsy Bishop. Jake currently resides in Greenville, SC.