Jason McStoots- Tenor
Reviewers describe Jason McStoots as having an “alluring tenor voice” (ArtsFuse) and as “the consummate artist, wielding not just a sweet tone but also incredible technique and impeccable pronunciation.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) In 2015 he won a GRAMMY award in Opera with the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) for their recording of the music of Charpentier. A respected interpreter of medieval, renaissance and baroque music, his recent stage appearances in period-style baroque opera with BEMF include Le Jeu in Les plaisirs de Versailles by Charpentier, Apollo in Orfeo, Eumete and Giove in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria both by Monteverdi. Other recent performances include Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart, soloist for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and evangelist in Bach’s St. Mark Passion with Emmanuel Music, soloist for Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Green Mountain Project and tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Cape Cod Symphony. In addition to the groups mentioned above he has appeared with Boston Lyric Opera, Pacific MusicWorks, Boston Camerata, TENET, San Juan Symphony, The Bach Ensemble, Pablo Casals Festival, Early Music Guild of Seattle, Tragicomedia, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He is a core member of the up-and-coming ensemble Blue Heron and can be heard on all their recordings. With BEMF, he is on recordings of Lully’s Pysché (GRAMMY nominated), Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Damon), John Blow’s Venus and Adonis (soloist), and Charpentier’s Acteon (Orphée).