JASON WIDNEY

At home on the opera, concert and recital stage, baritone Jason Widney has performed throughout the mid-Atlantic. His opera credits include Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème, Dancaïro in Bizet's Carmen, and Wagner in Gounod’s Faust with the Baltimore Concert Opera and Don Inigo in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole with the Baltimore Opera Company. As a concert soloist, Jason has sung with the Handel Choir of Baltimore in Vaughan William’s Mass in g minor and Handel's Messiah, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Uematsu’s Distant Worlds: The Music from Final Fantasy, and Anne Arundel Community College in Handel’s Chandos Anthem number 9. A specialist in art song repertoire, Jason has given recitals on the Village Music Series in 2006 and 2007, and was happy to return to his Alma Mater Lebanon Valley College in 2010 to give a recital including works by Brahms, Poulenc, and Britten. In 2013 he performed a program of Brahms, Ravel, and Butterworth at Washington and Lee University. Jason holds degrees from Lebanon Valley College and The Peabody Conservatory where he studied with the renowned John Shirley-Quirk. Jason serves on the faculties of Washington and Lee University and Anne Arundel Community College. He lives in Baltimore with his wife Lori and their son Avery.