A Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, National Finalist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists, Grand Prize-winner of both the Florida Grand Opera Competition and the Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Competition, and a winner in the Liederkranz Foundation, Palm Beach Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Birmingham, Connecticut Opera, and the Oratorio Society of New York vocal competitions, JASON HARDY is happy to perform again with New Trinity Baroque. Two seasons ago he was featured as Uberto in Pergolesi's comic masterpiece, "La Serva Padrona."
Mr. Hardy has appeared in venues such as the Carnegie Hall (Mozart's "Requiem" and "Ein Deutches Requiem" by Brahms, under the baton of John Rutter), the Kennedy Center (with the National Symphony Orchestra), as well as with New York Choral Society, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He performed in Bach's "Magnificat" and "St. John Passion," Haydn's "The Creation," Handel's "Messiah," Fauré's "Requiem," Stravinsky's "Pulcinella" etc. He recently debuted with New York City Opera in Handel's "Acis and Galatea," for which Opera News said that the role of Polyphemus was "brilliantly played by Jason Hardy." Other credits for Mr. Hardy include Dulcamara ("L'Elisir d'Amore") with Cleveland Opera, Il Bonzo ("Madama Butterfly") with Toledo Opera, Sparafucile ("Rigoletto") with Opera Birmingham, 5th Jew ("Salome") with Baltimore Opera, Colline ("La Bohème") with Palm Beach Opera, Frank ("Die Fledermaus") with the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera, as well as Bardolfo (Salieri's "Falstaff"), Judge Turpin ("Sweeney Todd"), and Don Magnifico ("La Cenerentola") with Wolf Trap Opera, etc. Mr. Hardy also recently sung the role of Parsons under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel in the pre-production recording of his new opera, 1984. Upcoming engagements include an opera gala with Opéra de Montréal, Don Magnifico ("La Cenerentola") with Opera Birmingham and Don Alfonso ("Così fan Tutte") with Connecticut Opera.
In recital, Mr Hardy performed song repertoire and vocal chamber works ranging from Purcell to Prokofiev at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. He has presented recitals nationwide under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, including a debut recital at Weill Hall, where he performed the world premiere of John Musto's viva sweet love. He is also a founding member of the Southeastern Festival of Song.
Upcoming concerts include Bach's Mass in B Minor and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Chorale in his Avery Fisher Hall debut. Hardy recently released his first solo CD, entitled "Youth and Love," which is available for preview at his website, jasonhardy.net.