• Harry in My Fair Lady – Ash Lawn Opera
  • Yakuside in Madama Butterfly – Ash Lawn Opera
  •  Guest Artist at Princeton University Opera Theater singing Tobit in Tobias and the Angel.
  • Works by William Croft – Princeton University
  • Princeton Friends of Opera – Previewing excerpts from Paul Moravec’s new opera based on The Shining as part of “The Making of an Opera” with Paul Moravec.

Jacob Kinderman, baritone, is a Washington native now based in Central New Jersey. In the 2014-2015 season Jacob will be making his debut as a guest artist with Princeton University Opera Theater as Tobit in Jonathan Dove’s Tobias and the Angel as well as returning to Ash Lawn Opera to perform Yakuside in Madama Butterfly and Harry in My Fair Lady. Past performances have included the title roles of Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Melisso in Alcina, Schaunard in La Bohème, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Mr. Kofner in The Consul, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin and Alcindoro/Benoit in La Bohème. Other excerpts and concerts have included The Westminster Art Song Festival, The CoOPERAtive French Mélodie Festival, Marcello in La Bohème, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Riccardo in I Puritani and many more. Music Theater credits include Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls, Sir Harry in Once Upon A Mattress, John Truitt in Meet Me In St. Louis and Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon in Carousel. 

Jacob has appeared with companies and ensembles such as Des Moines Metro Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Slavica, CoOPERAtive Concert Opera, The Princeton Festival, Westminster Opera Theater, Princeton University Opera Theater, The Princeton Singers, Philadelphia Opera Collective, Poor Richard’s Opera, University of Miami in Salzburg and the Florence voice seminar.

Jacob has received many awards and accolades including the first annual Dalton Baldwin Art Song Prize for his performance of selections from Before and After Summer by Gerald Finzi in the Westminster Choir College Art Song Festival. He won Second Prize at the 2014 NATS Artist Award Northwest Regional Competition after winning First Prize at the Washington State District level. In 2009 he received the Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Vancouver B.C. district. He was the First Runner-Up in the NATS Artist Award Competition Northwest Region in 2010 as well as the First Place Winner of the NATS Artist Award Washington District that same year. He also placed 1st in both the Classical and Musical Theater competitions at the Tahoma NATS Chapter in 2009 and 2010.

Jacob is originally from Olympia, WA. He holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College and a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Guitar Performance and Voice Performance from Saint Martin’s University. He is currently the Concert Booker at the American Boychoir School and the Curriculum and Program Development Advisor at Cornerstone Music Studios in Millstone, NJ.



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