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Keith Jameson

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Keith Jameson recent notable engagements include Goro in Madama Butterfly with Los Angeles Opera, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro with Dallas Opera, and a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Beppe in I Pagliacci. Mr. Jameson sang the role of Vasek in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride with Opera Boston, and appeared as the tenor soloist in Messiah, with Boston Baroque and Winston- Salem Symphony. At the Santa Fe Opera, Keith Jameson sang the role of Gastone in La Traviata and John Withers in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Letter.

Additional engagements include his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Prokofiev’s epic opera War & Peace, Monsieur Triquet in Eugene Onegin with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pong in Turandot with both Atlanta Opera and Fort Worth Opera Festival, followed by The Novice in Billy Budd with Santa Fe Opera, for which he received critical acclaim, Valetto in L'Incoronazione di Poppea with Los Angeles Opera, and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at L’Opera Royal de Wallonie. Additionally, he made his UK debut at the English National Opera as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, sang Monostatos at the Madison Opera, and appeared in Carmen and Cendrillon with Santa Fe Opera.

Mr. Jameson has enjoyed a long relationship with New York City Opera including: the title role of Candide, Oronte in Handel's Alcina, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Pang in Turandot, Attalo in Rossini's Ermione, Tobias in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Ugone in Handel's Flavio.

Additionally, Keith Jameson has performed Tamino in The Magic Flute with Utah Festival Opera, Remendado, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, Bob Boles in Peter Grimes, and Pong in Turandot all with The Santa Fe Opera, Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio and Flavio in Norma with Opera Memphis, Monostatos and Little Bat in Susannah with Indianapolis Opera, Beppe in Pagliacci at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with South Carolina's Newberry Opera. He sang the Lecturer in Argento's A Water Bird Talk with Musica Nova in Rochester, NY.

Also a gifted interpreter of Gilbert and Sullivan, he has sung Nanki-Poo, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, and Hilarion in Princess Ida with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players at Symphony Space in NY, the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, and also the Lake Placid Performing Arts Center, and Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore with Chattanooga Opera.

In concert, he has performed Handel's Messiah for the Phoenix Symphony, and in J.S. Bach's B minor Mass with the Berkshire Bach Society. Mr. Jameson sang in the world premier of Shiflett's Dora as Sigmund Freud and in the world premier of Martin's Beast and Superbeast, both with American Chamber Opera Company in NYC.

Additional opera companies and orchestras with which he has performed include New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, Brevard Music Center, Opera Theatre of Rochester, Rochester Chamber Opera, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Opera Manhattan, Currents in Richmond, VA, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.