American bass-baritone Jarrod Lee hails from Sylacauga, Alabama and presently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Jarrod’s performances have received critical acclaim from the Washington Post and Opera Today. Jarrod is a 2016 competition finalist with both Annapolis Opera, Harlem Opera Theater and a fellowship recipient from the Aspen Music Festival and School where he performed the roles of Benoît and Alcindoro in Puccini’s La bohème, and Somarone in Béatrice et
Benedict by Berlioz. In past seasons, he performed the roles Paulus and Hlabeni in Lost in the Stars by Kurt Weill and SNCC Man in Appomattox by Philip Glass with the Washington National Opera. In 2013 he participated in a masterclass given by Eric Owens in American Voices curated by world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming. In newer operas Jarrod has performed the role of Jaggers in Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham's Fire, the Man with the Cornet Case in Postcard from Morocco, and he created the role of Joe Louis in Frank Proto's Shadowboxer: An Opera Based on the Life of Joe Louis. As a featured soloist Jarrod had the honor of singing for President Barack Obama at the historic Metropolitan A.M.E Church in Washington, D.C.