The staff of DC Metro Theater Arts is honored to announce their 2014 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres… Best Actor in a Musical Jake Gardner as Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S. Pinafore at Virginia Opera Company Read the full listing of honors here.
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“…the veteran Jake Gardner as Judge Turpin created a rounded and richly sung portrayal of a sleazy elderly villain (complete with the uncomfortable self-flagellation aria, which is so hard to pull off that it’s often cut).” —Anne Midgette, The Washington Post Read the full review here.
Jake Gardner plays the Music Teacher in Virginia Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’ comic masterpiece. Read Beloff’s full post and see wonderful photos from the performance here… (Photo and post by Hampton Roads photographer, David Adam Beloff. See more of his work on his Website.)
Piedmont Opera will be presenting in Winston-Salem, NC, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, in the composer’s bicentennial year. Read the full announcement here. A cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship are doomed to wander the ocean until judgment day, in search of true love – his only chance of redemption. A beautiful young heroine, desperate to escape her restricting world, brings salvation when she abandons her life to prove her love for the captain. Three performances will happen on October 25, 27 matinee, and 29, 2013, respectively at 8 PM, 2 PM, and 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Stevens Center Box Office (call 336-721-1945; as of today, no more online sales)….
“The Flying Dutchman” opens Friday night at the Stevens Center, with Jake Gardner in the title role. Read the full article by Lynn Felder/Special Correspondent for the Winston-Salem Journal.
Opera Lively features another phenomenal interview with the very experienced and knowledgeable bass-baritone Jake Gardner, who will be singing Don Alfonso in NC Opera’s 2013–14 fully staged production of Così fan tutte. Read the complete interview here.