Ferrante joins the celebrated opera company for his 6th season as a voice teacher and in the Summer of 2021, Director of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio.
Wolf Trap Opera has historically been the training ground for many of the finest singers on the operatic stage. Ferrante was a Filene Young Artist in 2005 and 2006 and has been a member of the faculty since 2016.
Ferrante returns to the Pensacola Opera
for his 3rd season on faculty as voice teacher with the company's celebrated Artists in Residence program.
OCTOBER 14, 2020
Ferrante joins acclaimed soprano and voice teacher Marquita Lister and host and General Director of Nashville Opera John Hoomes for a panel discussion and class with young singers from
Tennessee State University and Fisk University.
Nashville Opera presents a series of eight masterclasses and roundtables that provide access, promote inclusion, and expand career pathways for developing African-American artists. Nashville Opera received an Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts
as well as an Innovation Grant from Opera America and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation to support this enhanced partnership.
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
Ferrante leads a masterclass with several singers from the voice department at the University of Central Arkansas
at the invitation of faculty member and tenor,
NOVEMBER 21, 2020
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers.
The Auditions take place in 39 Districts and 12
Regions throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico all run locally by volunteers.
In his 7th year leading the Classical Voice division, Ferrante carefully chooses finalists from hundreds of applications and spends a week with them in lessons, seminars, guest master teacher sessions and other events including a gala at the Gehry-designed New World Center on South Beach. The week culminates with the awarding of prizes up to $10,000 to the cream of the crop of classical singers aged 15-18. Ferrante's chosen winners go on to be freshman at the nations top conservatories and schools including Juilliard, Curtis, CCM, Indiana University, Eastman, Oberlin, Rice University and Harvard.
YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, which recognizes and supports America's most talented high school artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts and includes nominating future Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Ferrante returns for his 8th season as visiting master voice teacher for the Mary Ragland Emerging Artists program at Nashville Opera. Click "LEARN MORE" to watch one of the masterclasses.
MARCH 27, 2021
Ferrante judges and serves as a master teacher for the California cohort of the Schmidt Vocal Competition.
Schmidt Vocal Competition reaches more than 400 students each year and takes place in 17 locations throughout the U.S. The day-long competition affords singers an opportunity to perform live in front of an audience for the chance to win cash awards and scholarships, and offers coaching and master class training with premier artists.
Ferrante returns to Opera Omaha in one of his most successful roles, Beadle Bamford, for a new production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.
Of his performances as the Beadle at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the L'Informazione di Modena said
"Jason Ferrante left everyone with their jaws dropped by transforming the innocuous parlor songs into fireworks, alternating between his beautiful tenor voice and his stupendous falsetto soprano, complete with floated high notes and ending on a baritonal low G."
Ferrante performs the National Anthem for opening day of Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, FL.
Tenor solo in Nico Muhly's KEEP IN TOUCH
Remendado in CARMEN
Tenor Soloist in ELIJAH
Beppe in PAGLIACCI
Pong in TURANDOT
Bardolfo in FALSTAFF
Little Bat in SUSANNAH
Little Victor in ELIZABETH CREE
Tenor Soloist in MESSIAH
Little Victor in ELIZABETH CREE