Victor Jannett, Baritone
Baritone Victor Jannett, a native of St. Louis, performed often with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, as well as the St. Louis Symphony, singing roles including the bass solos in Bach’s Cantata, Ein Feste Burg, and the Mandarin in a concert version of Puccini’s Turandot, which was broadcast on National Public Radio. In Boston where he now resides, he has performed with many local opera companies, including Boston Lyric Opera, and Longwood Opera. He was the Duke of Nottingham in Boston Bel Canto Opera’s production of Roberto Devereaux at Jordan Hall. At Harvard, with Lowell House Opera he sang the title role in Rigoletto, and Junior in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, in which, according to Richard Dyer, in a review in the Boston Globe, “Mr Jannett, who sang with a handsome ring in his voice, is also an uninhibited actor.” He was Daniel Webster in The Devil and Daniel Webster with Granite State Opera, a portion of which was performed on WGBH Radio. Oratorio roles include Elijah, Manoah in Handel’s Samson, Messiah, JS Bach’s Magnificat as well as CPE Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Creation, and many others. Last year he sang the role of the King as a guest artist performing with Guerilla Opera in their newly commissioned production of Rumpelstiltskin by Marti Epstein. This spring he will be performing Liszt’s Tre sonetti del Petrarca and other Liszt songs in the Franz Liszt Festival at Boston Conservatory. Mr. Jannett has been on the voice faculty of The Boston Conservatory for 15 years.