JASON DUIKA | BIOGRAPHY
Baritone Jason Duika is quickly making a name for himself in the classical music world. Being praised by Oregon music news for having a, “big, warm voice” and, “spot-on comic timing…” This past spring, Jason was honored to be one of eight finalists in the New York Lyric Opera Competition, which was held at Carnegie Hall.
In the Spring of 2016, he returned from being the baritone artist with Palm Beach Opera for two seasons, where he sang and covered nine roles with the company, including the starring role Herman in Ben Moore’s world premiere opera; “Enemies; A Love Story”, Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”, and Dancairo in Bizet’s Opera “Carmen”. In April of 2014, Jason sang the role of Iago in the duet, “Si pel ciel”, from Verdi’s opera “Otello” opposite CNN-featured tenor Andrew Lunsford, and the aria, Di provenza from Verdi’s “La Traviata” at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern auditorium.
In the winter of 2013, he joined Wichita Grand Opera to cover the villainous roles of The Count, in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Iago, in Verdi’s “Otello”. Later, in April of 2013, Jason sang the baritone solos in Carl Orff’s oratorio Carmina Burana at his Alma Mater, Alma College, in Michigan. In the summer of 2012, Jason covered the role of Valentine in Gounod’s “Faust” at Utah Festival Opera, and Jason has also sung the role of Ford, opposite Baritone Richard Zeller, as “Falstaff” in Verdi’s final masterpiece.