Cantata Choir

Jason Steigerwalt

Baritone: Jesus

Jason Steigerwalt is an American baritone with an active career in both Germany and the United States. As a concert singer, he has recently been heard in Handel’s Messiah and Saul, Saint-Saens‘s Oratorio de Noel and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut singing under the direction of Ton Koopman in Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, and was heard again the following year performing Faure’s Reqiuem. As an ensemble member, he has worked with the RIAS Kammerchor and Rundfunkchor in Berlin, the Gächinger Kantorei in Stuttgart, Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland, and Musica Sacra in New York.

Since 2013, he has been employed as a full-time member of the Komische Oper Berlin, where he has sung in over 100 performances each season. Notable productions during this time were Prokofiev’s Der feurige Engel, Shostakovich’s Die Nase, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Barrie Kosky’s highly celebrated productions of Berstein’s West Side Story, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Schönberg’s Moses und Aron, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Handel’s Semele, and Bock’s Anatevka. He is a graduate of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, as well as Susquehanna University, with additional studies at Temple University. He was selected for vocal fellowships at both the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals.

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