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Jeremy Little

Alan KayArtist-in-Residence, Opera and Voice
jeremy.little@stonybrook.edu

Tenor Jeremy Little has established himself as a versatile performing artist on the United States’ most prestigious opera, concert, and recital stages , as well as a dynamic voice teacher, coach, and mentor to new generations of vocal musicians.

As a principal artist with The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Southwest, and Pensacola Opera, Mr. Little has performed many of opera’s greatest lyric tenor roles , including Nemorino in  L’elisir d’amore , Roméo in  Roméo et Juliette , Edgardo in  Lucia di Lammermoor , Ernesto in  Don Pasquale , Tamino in  Die Zauberflöte , Alfredo in  La Traviata , Camille in  The Merry Widow , Fenton in  Falstaff , Count Almaviva in  Il Barbiere di Siviglia , and Pelléas in  Pelléas et Mélisande .

Recent credits include Bénédict in Belioz’s  Béatrice et Bénédict  with Asheville Opera, the tenor soloist in Haydn’s  Lord Nelson Mass  at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, and Parpignol in  La Boheme  with The Metropolitan Opera.

A skilled musician and actor, modern opera has played a significant role in Mr. Little’s career , garnering accolades and a Grammy nomination along the way. While at The Juilliard Opera Center,  The New York Times  praised his “first-rate tenor” when he created the title role of Lowell Liebermann’s  Miss Lonelyhearts  and his “clarion lyric” Lysander in Britten’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Mr. Little’s Grammy nomination came with Wolf Trap Opera’s live recording of John Musto’s  Volpone ,   where  Opera News  noted , “Jeremy Little dug into the juicy role of Volpone's cynical servant Mosca with remarkable theatrical suavity, revealing a robust tenor to go with the rich characterization.”

In concert, Mr. Little has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall. Through numerous engagements with New York Festival of Song, he has shared the stage with renowned collaborative pianist Steven Blier in San Francisco, New York City, and at The Kennedy Center. Mr. Little’s concert and oratorio repertoire has spanned a broad range including Britten’s  Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings , Beethoven’s  Mass in C , Handel’s  Messiah , Honegger’s  King David , Bernstein’s  Chic h ester Psalms , Mendelssohn’s  Elijah , Orff’s  Carmina Burana , Bach’s  Magnificat , Dubois’  Seven Last Words , and Mozart’s  Requiem .

Following his 2007-08 season as principal artist with The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Little was offered a coveted position with The Met Opera Chorus. He decided to try it out. Now, eleven seasons later, he has performed in over 1,500 performances at the Met , where he spends every day working alongside the greatest operatic singers, coaches, and conductors in the world. Jeremy continues to learn every day and has earned degrees from Louisiana State University (MM), The Juilliard School (AD), and , while on sabbatical from the Met, Stony Brook University (DMA). Mr. Little lives in Manhattan with his beautiful wife and daughter and is thankful that they have not yet grown tired of listening to Wagner and Verdi.