|Jacob Scharfman (Photos by Scott Bump, left, and Alex Weick, right)|
Baritone Jacob Scharfman is making a splash in Boston, his home city, where he began singing in church-basement children’s operas at age seven. Though he loathed soccer, he loved frilly outfits, and the proscenium offered the only natural outlet for such “originality.” Selected for a Bohème children’s chorus at age ten, he famously told the conductor to “fix his downbeat.” Red (rainbow?) flags were everywhere.
Honoring his type-A Jewish overachiever lineage, he’s got a packed concert season ahead. Upcoming engagements include the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, Boston Baroque, Exsultemus, and Schola Cantorum of Boston, in addition to several personal recitals and tapings in preparation for grad school auditions. Wish him luck. For further updates, find him at www.facebook.com/jacobscharfmanmusic or the perennially incomplete jacobscharfman.com.
We appreciate the mention of the Handel Aria Competition (Madison, Wisconsin), and encourage more emerging operatic talents like Jacob to audition in 2014! Watch for details at www.handelariacompetition.com in January.ReplyDelete