“… a rising star” (Observer)
Already a professional singer at the age of eleven when he sang Yniold in Pelléas et Mélisande for Glyndebourne Festival Opera as well as in several productions at ENO, Jake Arditti has had a meteoric rise to fame since his prize-winning performance at the 2012 Innsbruck Baroque Singing Competition.
His ‘…show-stealing riches of vocal colour and stage presence’ (Daily Telegraph) have already brought him widespread critical and public acclaim, not only in such baroque virtuoso warhorses as Handel’s Rinaldo (title-role at Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow), Serse (title-role at Longborough Festival Opera, and Opéra de Rouen Normandie), Riccardo Primo (title-role at the London Handel Festival), Sesto in Giulio Cesare (Teatro Colón, Theater an der Wien), but also in such rarities as Emone in Traetta’s Antigone (Wiener Kammeroper), Euripilo/La Discordia/Polluce in Cavalli’s Elena (Festival d’Aix en Provence, Lille, Lisbon), and Apollo in Legrenzi’s La Divisione del Mondo with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques (Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Colmar, Nancy, Versailles, Köln).
His extended vocal range has also seen him encompass such roles as Amore (Theater an der Wien, Zürich Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona) and Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Pinchgut Opera Sydney, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Opéra Royal de Versailles), as well as Nerone in Agrippina (Theater an der Wien, Göttingen Handel Festival). He sung David in Handel´s Saul, a role debut in a new production directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Laurence Cummings (Theater an der Wien). Jake furthermore sang the title-roles in Robert Carsen’s production of Handel’s Rinaldo for Glyndebourne, as well as in Corselli’s Achille in Sciro conducted by Ivor Bolton and directed by Mariame Clément at the Teatro Real Madrid. In the 2022/23 season, the countertenor appeared in the role of Erissena in Leonardo Vinci's Alessandro nell'Indie at Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, staged by Max Emanuel Cencic.
Romantic and modern roles include Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (Wiener Kammeroper), Voice of Apollo in Death in Venice (Stuttgart and Opéra National du Rhin), Prince Gogo in Ligeti’s Le grand macabre (Essen), and SUM by Max Richter and Wayne McGregor, premiered at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre in 2012.
On the concert platform, Jake has displayed a similarly remarkable versatility, from Ernesto in Vinci’s Gismondo, re di Polonia (Vienna, Moscow, Dortmund and Bayreuth), Contre-ténors with Il Pomo d’Oro (Sablé and Nice) and From Soul to Soul with the Pera Ensemble (Heidelberg and Cologne), to Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater under Ivor Bolton, as well as the premieres of Hilda Paredes’ Canciones Lunáticas and Sciarrino’s Cosa Resta with the Arditti Quartet in numerous venues on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2022 he performed Olga Neuwirth’s Hommage à Klaus Nomi alongside the Ensemble intercontemporain (Philharmonie in Paris and Cité de la Musique in Strasbourg).
Jake will open the 2023/24 season in Sydney singing the title role in Handel's Rinaldo, a Pinchgut Opera production staged by Louisa Muller and conducted by Erin Helyard.
In the spring 2024, he will tackle again the role of Nerone in not one but two productions of Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea: first, at Theater Basel, in a new production staged by Christoph Marthaler under the musical direction of Laurence Cummings, and then, at Oper Köln, for a revival of Ted Huffman’s production conducted by George Petrou.
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