American tenor Jason Ferrante earned his Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with legendary vocal pedagogue Beverley Peck Johnson and was the recipient of the Alice Tully Voice Scholarship. (1993-2000) Ferrante’s professional training included two Summers as a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap where he twice received a Shouse Grant (2005, 2006), two Summers as an opera fellow at Tanglewood (2000, 2001) and three Summers as a member of the Aspen Opera Theater Center. (1996, 1998, 1999)
Praised by Opera News for “singing up a stylish storm” and for getting “the gold star for trills”, Ferrante has appeared in over 70 opera productions and in concert on five continents including performances at New York City Opera, Wolf Trap, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Wexford Festival. Tanglewood, Kennedy Center, Ravinia, Juilliard, Guangzhou Opera House,Boston Symphony Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall, Bard Festival, Florida Grand Opera, and with opera companies in Atlanta, Madison, Arizona, Indianapolis, Kentucky, Omaha, Orlando, Palm Beach, Eugene, Dayton, Annapolis, Syracuse, Birmingham, and Boston.
Ferrante has sung with some of the world’s leading conductors including Ozawa, Rudel, Conlon, Slatkin, Nelsons, Maazel, Zinman and Lord. He can be heard on recordings of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots and Chabrier’s Le Roi Malgré Lui with the American Symphony Orchestra. He has been heard on PBS, NPR, NHK in Japan, WNYC, WQXR and In 2002, he was a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Quiz . Ferrante has written for the Juilliard Journal. He has taught and given masterclasses with schools and young artists programs around the U.S.
Ferrante’s students are singing around the world with opera companies
including the Met, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass and Wolf Trap. They have been winners in competitions including Operalia, Met National Council,
Zachary Foundation, Sullivan Awards, the George London Foundation and members of young artists programs and students at major conservatories and universities. This season, Ferrante is serving as vocal consultant and voice teacher at the Young Artists Programs at Arizona Opera, Nashville Opera and Pensacola Opera and gives masterclasses at the University of British Columbia, the University of Miami and East Carolina University In the Summer of 2016 he will return for a second Summer as a member of the voice faculty of the UBC Summer Voice Workshop in Vancouver. In 2016, he is the national panelist for classical voice and guest master teacher for YoungArts. In addition to his active performing and teaching schedule, Ferrante maintains a limited number of private studio hours in Miami and New York City.