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.

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Roles Performed
Enrico Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Indiana University 2018
Baron Douphol Verdi La Traviata NYC Opera Collaborative 2017
Germont (cover) Verdi La Traviata NYC Opera Collaborative 2017
Wigmaker Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Palm Beach Opera 2016
Harlekin (cover) Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Palm Beach Opera 2016
Dr. Malatesta (cover & Family performance) Donizetti Don Pasquale Palm Beach Opera 2016
Paquiro (YA opera) Goyescas Granados Palm Beach Opera 2016
Escamillo (cover) Bizet Carmen Palm Beach Opera 2016
Dancairo Bizet Carmen Palm Beach Opera 2016
Herman (cover) Moore Enemies; A Love Story Palm Beach Opera 2015
Schaunard (cover) Puccini La Boheme Palm Beach Opera 2015
Marcello (cover) Puccini La Boheme Palm Beach Opera 2015
Il Conte (cover) Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Wichita Grand 2013
Iago (cover) Verdi Otello Wichita Grand 2013
Valentine (cover) Gounod Faust Utah Festival Opera 2012
Dr. Falke Strauss Die Fledermaus IU Jacobs School 2010
Ford Verdi Falstaff Portland State 2009

Roles Studied
Figaro Rossini Barber of Seville Portland State/IU Jacobs School 2010/2011/2012
Germont Verdi La Traviata IU Jacobs School 2012
Rodrigo Verdi Don Carlo IU Jacobs School 2012/2013
Yaletsky Tchaikovsky Queen of Spades IU Jacobs School/Palm Beach Opera 2012/2015

Carmina Burana ~ Carl Orff
Saul ~ Handel

Elijah ~ Mendelssohn
Requiem ~ Brahms

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