Possessing a voice that is being recognized for its vast power and beauty, dramatic tenor Jason Wickson is emerging as one of the next leading tenors in the U.S.
Highlights of Mr Wickson’s career include Florestan Fidelio with Michigan Opera Theatre; Pollione Norma with Baltimore Concert Opera; Don José Carmen with Piedmont Opera; Canio Pagliacci with the Festival Lyrique international de Belle-Île en Mer; Dick Johnson La fanciulla del West with Mobile Opera; Calaf Turandot with Shreveport Opera; Narraboth Salome with Opera Hong Kong; Macduff Macbeth with Chautauqua Opera, Opera Delaware and Opera in the Heights, Houston; and Erik Der fliegende Holländer with Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera and at the Princeton Festival. At the Glyndebourne Festival, he has covered Walther von Stolzing Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Bacchus Ariadne auf Naxos.
Mr Wickson participated in various apprentice programs, such as the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers, the Palm Beach Opera Resident Artist program, and Michigan Opera Theatre's Joyce Cohn Young Artist Program. He is a graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and a recipient of both the Stanley Hollingsworth grant and the Olga Forrai Foundation.
Recent engagements have included Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem with the Yakima Symphony Chorus; and the title role in Siegfried (Act 3) with Queen City Chamber Opera.
Current engagements include Macduff Macbeth with Toledo Opera, Britten’s The Holy Sonnets of John Donne for Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and Verdi’s Requiem at Detroit Orchestra Hall, as well as his debut at Oper Wuppertal as Paul Die tote Stadt.