"I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS CHARACTER PORTRAYED AS HE WAS LAST NIGHT, AND THE AUDIENCE LOVED HIM."
- Sherri Strichman (Broome County Arts Council)
'Largo' in the time of COVID-19
'Camelot' in the time of COVID-19
'Largo' at Memphis Pride Sept. 2019
Jake as Papageno
Jake Stamatis, born in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, has performed a variety of roles on the operatic stage. His repertoire includes Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Schaunard in La Boheme (Puccini), Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte (Mozart), Ko-Ko in The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan), and Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen (Constant/Bizet).
Jake has been an emerging artist at Seagle Music Colony, a fellow at Music Academy of the West, a resident artist with Tri-Cities Opera, a guest artist with Opera Ithaca, a professional fellow with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a fellow with the CoOPERAtive Program, as well a participant in Bel Cantanti Opera’s Summer Festival, where he also served as staff choreographer. Jake received his Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance at Susquehanna University, and his Masters Degree in Opera at Binghamton University.
In the 2019-20 season Jake will be a Handorf Company Artists with Opera Memphis where he will perform as Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), and Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte.