Jason Bridges is establishing himself as an internationally renowned young tenor. Born in Pennsylvania, he began his musical training at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He continued his education at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow on the MMus Opera Masters program. There, Jason was awarded the International Scholarship for Opera Singers. Vocal instructors throughout his studies include Seth McCoy, Dale Moore, Peter Alexander Wilson and Nicolai Gedda.
Recent and future engagements include among others Lysander/A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni at Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Lenskij/Eugene Onegin at Welsh National Opera (2017), Andres/Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera (2017), Candide in Hamburg, Antontio/The Tempest, Froh/Das Rheingold, Rodé/Tre Sistri at Wiener Staatsoper (2016), Edgar Alan Poe/Usher House at San Francisco Opera (2015), The St John Passion with Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir in Copenhagen, the role of Lorenzo/Merchant of Venice at Bregenzer Festspiele and Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Baroncelli/Rienzi at Teatro Real Madrid, Bach's Mass in B minor with Ochestre d'Auvergne, Armand/Boulevard Solitude and La Chute de la maison Usher by Debussy at Welsh National Opera..
Jason has been seen in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and the United States. The list of conductors he has worked with include Roberto Abbado, Seymon Bychkov, Sylvain Cambreling, James Conlon, Hartmut Haenchen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Alexander Lazarev, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, and Carlo Rizzi.
Notable operatic roles include the title roles in both Candide and Albert Herring, Gernando in Haydn’s Isola Disabitata, Ferrando/Cosi Fan Tutte, Pylade/Iphigénie en Tauride, Renaud/Armide, Tamino in an adaptation of The Magic Flute, Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi, Hussar in Stravinsky’s Mavra, Alfredo/La Traviata, Tybalt in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Des Grieux/Manon, Nemorino/The Elixir of Love, Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor, Lyonel/Martha and Prince, and Sou-Chong/The Land of Smiles.
Jason has also been seen as Cyrille in the world premiere of Phillipe Boesmans’ opera Yvonne, Princess de Bourgogne, recorded for Cypres Records, and performed at the Opéra National de Paris, Theater an der Wien and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles. Moreover he has sung the role of The Naked Young Man in Schönberg’s Moses und Aron in Strasbourg, Madrid, Berlin and Luzern.
Soon after his studies, Jason was accepted into the Atelier Lyrique, young artist program of the Opéra National de Paris. In his second year of the program, Jason was awarded the Prix AROP as the young artist program’s outstanding male voice.