JASON DUIKA | BIOGRAPHY
Baritone Jason Duika is quickly making a name for himself in the classical music world. Being praised by Oregon music news as having a “big, warm voice” and, “spot-on comic timing”. Having just finished his second season with Palm Beach Opera, Jason sang and covered 9 roles with that company. The highlights include singing Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” in the family show, singing the role of Dancairo in Bizet’s “Carmen” mainstage, and singing “Hamlet’s” aria from Thomas’ opera with full orchestra and chorus at the Waterfront concert in December of 2015. In the spring of 2014, he sang the “Dichterliebe”, by Schumann with the Northeast Academy of Dance when the cycle was set to ballet. Before that, he covered the roles of the Count in “Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart, and Iago in Verdi’s “Otello” at Wichita Grand in the winter of 2013. In the summer of 2012, Jason covered the role of Valentine in Gounod’s “Faust” at Utah Festival Opera in Logan. Jason is also active as a concert, and oratorio soloist throughout the midwest. In April of 2014, he sang the Verdi duet from “Otello” and Di provenza from “La Traviata” at Carnegie Hall, and in April of 2013, returned to Alma college as the baritone soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in their spring 2013 masterworks concert. He also just returned from there, having sung his first title role in “Saul”, by Handel. Jason is a graduate of Alma College, Portland State University, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of music.