Virginia-born bass-baritone Daryl Yoder was raised in southern Africa and received hismusical training at the Oberlin Conservatory and Boston University. Highlights of recent seasons include concert appearances with the baroque ensemble Three Notch’d Road at Shenandoah University’s Bach-Handel Festival, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Third Practice, Membra Jesu Nostri of Buxtehude at Emmanuel Church in Baltimore, and the D.C. premiere of Louis Andriessen’s opera/oratorio La Commedia with the Great Noise Ensemble. On the opera stage, he debuted with Bel Cantanti Opera as Elviro in Serse (Handel) and returned to Opera Lancaster’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors for a second season as Balthazar. This past spring he created the role of Frank Spearman in Frances Pollock’s acclaimed new opera Stinney. He has also been seen as Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof), Micha (The Bartered Bride), Betto (Gianni Schicchi), and Daniel Webster (The Mother of Us All) in addition to roles in The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, La Clemenza di Tito, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado and more. His concert performances include the solos in the Requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle as well as many smaller works. A lover of art song, his recital programs range from the great cycles of Schubert and Schumann to Chabrier, Finzi and Mussorgsky.
Bass-baritone Jarrod Lee, native of Sylacauga, Alabama, has received rave reviews from D.C. Metro Theater Arts, Opera News, and The Washington Post. This summer, Jarrod made his European debut in concert with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Upcoming performances include Amazing Grace concert presented by Annapolis Opera. Past performances include: The Baron, a Judge, and Señor in Candide with the Washington National Opera, Bailli in Werther with Opera Delaware, Sacristan in Tosca with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Bonze in Madama Butterfly with Annapolis Opera, Loud Speaker in Emperor of Atlantis with the In Series, Benoit and Alcindoro in La bohème with the Aspen Music Festival, Paulus and Hlabeni in Lost in the Stars with the Washington National Opera. Jarrod is a 2018 winner of the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, a semifinalist in the Meistersinger Vocal Competition in Austria, and a 2016 Finalist in the Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition. In 2013 Jarrod participated in Renée Fleming’s American Voices at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As a soloist, Jarrod has performed for President Barack Obama during his visit to Metropolitan A.M.E Church, D.C. In newer works, Jarrod premiered the role of Joe Louis in Shadowboxer: An opera based on the life of Joe Louis by Frank Proto with Maryland Opera Studio, and Jarrod was featured with pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan for In the Smoke of the Sting by Tom Minter, commissioned by Washington National Opera.
Colin Brady Johnson, bass-baritone, has performed with numerous opera houses and concert venues across the country, in Germany, and Italy. In the role of Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, he was described as “ebullient in voice and manner.” His Carnegie Hall debut was in 2008 as the Norman Carlberg Award winner in the Liederkranz Foundation Competition. Mr. Johnson also was an award winner in the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition in 2006 and the Denver Lyric Opera Competition in 2005. His roles include Méphistophélès in Faust, Caspar in Der Freischütz, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. He has performed with such opera companies as Opera Naples, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Colorado, Connecticut Opera and Sarasota Opera. Mr. Johnson also has performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. His other concert works include Baritone Soloist in Brahms’ Requiem, Elijah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bass Soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and Handel’s Messiah. Mr. Johnson is also a devoted Lieder singer. He was honored to perform Schubert’s Winterreise in 2010 and Schumann’s Dichterliebe in 2013 with Dr. John Bowen. Mr. Johnson is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Shenandoah University and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa.