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Victor Jannett

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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 (NPR).

In St. Louis, Jannett was a student of the renowned voice teacher, Edward Zambara. He attended the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Vien and worked with many coaches, directors and conductors over the years, including John Wustman, Stephen Lord, Colin Graham, Eli Ameling, Hans Hotter, Leonard Slatkin and James Levine.

In Boston, where he now resides, he has performed with many local opera companies, including Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) 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’s 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 also 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, as a guest artist with Guerilla Opera in their newly commissioned production of Rumpelstiltskin by Marti Epstein, he sang the role of the King.

In the spring of 2011, Jannett performed Liszt’s Tre sonetti del Petrarca and other Liszt songs in the Franz Liszt Festival at The Boston Conservatory. He will be on the faculty at the Orfeo Music Festival this July in Vipiteno, Italy, where he will be teaching and performing. He has been on the voice faculty of The Boston Conservatory for 16 years.

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