Jason Slayden singing “Pourquoi me réveiller” from Werther (Stephanie Rhodes, piano)
Tenor Jason Slayden recently completed two seasons of apprentice training at the Santa Fe Opera and will be making his company debut this year as Andres in Wozzeck. As an apprentice he was awarded the Donald Gramm memorial award and the Richard Tucker grant award for apprentices. Also this season, Slayden made his debut with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and was a Metropolitan Opera National Council Semi-Finalist. Recent appearances include Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia with CCM Opera Theater, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Kentucky Opera and Owensboro Symphony, tenor soloist for Mozart’s Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony, and tenor soloist for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Concert:Nova of Cincinnati. Slayden joins Seattle Opera for the 2011-12 season as a Young Artist and will perform the title role in the Young Artists Program production of Massenet’s Werther, as well as Erenesto in Don Pasquale. Later this season, he makes his mainstage debut as Uldino in Attila.