Jay Hunter Morris American tenor born 1963

Jay Hunter Morris American tenor born 1963

Jay Hunter Morris begins Season 2015-16 at Los Angeles Opera in a revival of one of his most successful roles, Captain Ahab Moby-Dick , in which he appeared in the original production at San Francisco Opera, State Opera of South Australia (for the Adelaide Festival), and at San Diego Opera. 

Jay Hunter Morris American tenor born 1963

Jay Hunter Morris travels to Opera Philadelphia to revive the role of Teague Cold Mountain in which he had such success at Santa Fe Opera during the summer.  Houston Grand Opera welcomes Jay again as he returns to sing the role of Siegfried Siegfried , after which he travels to Warsaw to appear in the title role of a new production of Tristan und Isolde by Mariusz Trelinsky at Polish National Opera.  He returns to Glimmerglass Festival as its 2016 Artist In Residence and to sing the role of Judge Danforth The Crucible .

Recent highlights include his performance for Boston’s newest performing arts organization, Odyssey Opera, in the role of Paul Die Tote Stadt in a concert performance, a role he debuted at Dallas Opera last season. He appeared as Erik Der Fliegende Höllander at both Hawaii Opera Theatre and at Washington National Opera (a role he previously sang at Glimmerglass Festival, Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera and Opera Australia), and he created the role of Teague Cold Mountain, a world premiere at Santa Fe Opera by Jennifer Higdon and directed by Leonard Foglia.

Mr Morris embarked on his Ring career when he covered Siegfried Siegfriedand Götterdämmerung at Seattle Opera in 2009, and again the following season in addition to the role of Siegmund Die Walküre during Los Angeles Opera’s Ring Cycle in 2010.  In 2011, he made his debut as Siegfried Siegfriedat San Francisco Opera under the baton of Donald Runnicles. He appeared at The Metropolitan Opera as Siegfried in the complete new Ring Cycle by Robert Lepage in 2011, which was broadcast live to cinemas worldwide and is still on the current playlist in the US on PBS. The production was revived for further performances in 2012 and won the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in February 2013.

A contemporary opera veteran of great renown, Mr Morris has created many roles in world premieres, including Captain James Nolan Doctor Atomic at San Francisco Opera and De Nederlandse Opera;  the role of Marky in Cronenburg’s The Fly (Howard Shore) at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and at Los Angeles Opera (under the baton of Placido Domingo); the role of Unferthin Elliott Goldenthal and Julie Taymor’s Grendel, at L A Opera and at Lincoln Center Festival.  Also at San Francisco Opera, he sang Father Grenville in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Mitch in André Previn’sA Streetcar Named Desire, and Frere Elie in the American premiere of Messiaen’s St. François d’Assise.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:351852
Jenufa {44}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/2007
Debut: Jay Hunter Morris
[Met Performance] CID:351860
Jenufa {45}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2007
[Met Performance] CID:354117 
New Production
Siegfried {263}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2011
Debut: Pedro Pires
[Met Performance] CID:354130
Siegfried {264}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/01/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354137
Siegfried {265}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/05/2011
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354318 
New Production
Götterdämmerung {226}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2012
Debuts: Maria Radner, Lionel Arnould
[Met Performance] CID:354340
Götterdämmerung {229}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354353 
Götterdämmerung {230}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354488
Siegfried {266} Ring Cycle [109] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354508
Siegfried {267} Ring Cycle [110] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354514
Götterdämmerung {232} Ring Cycle [110] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/03/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354973
Siegfried {269} Ring Cycle [112] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354979
Götterdämmerung {234} Ring Cycle [112] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354989
Siegfried {270} Ring Cycle [113] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354997
Götterdämmerung {235} Ring Cycle [113] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/02/2013
[Met Performance] CID:356901
Elektra {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2018
Debuts: Michaela Schuster, Lisa Gwyn Daltirus
[Met Performance] CID:356905
Elektra {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356909
Elektra {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356913
Elektra {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2018
Debut: Sabine Hogrefe
[Met Performance] CID:356919 
Elektra {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356923
Elektra {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/2018
Debut: Allison Oakes

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