Friday, March 4, 2016

Jason Duika wrapping up young artist program with two shows

Jake Duika showing off his guns
Barihunk Jason Duika looks like he's squeezing in some gym time along with his vocal coaching during his five months with the Benenson Young Artist Program.

He recently reprised the drinking song "Ò vin, dissipe la tristesse" from Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet at the Yale medical schools conference on "Music and Tourettes."

This season with Palm Beach Opera he performed Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen with Zachary Nelson as Escamillo and Tobias Greenhalgh as Moralés under the direction of John De Los Santos. He also performed Dr. Malatesta in the family performance of Donizetti's Don Pasquale. From March 18-20 he'll be singing the Wigmaker and covering Harlekin in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Then on March 29, he'll wrap up his time with Palm Beach Opera performing French and German lieder in their Liederabend. Tickets for both remaining shows are available online

On April 9 and 10, he will return to his alma mater, Alma College in Michigan to sing the title role of Saul in Handel's oratorio along with countertenor Bryan DeSilva and tenor Wilson Nichols.

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