American countertenor Jake Ingbar studied at The Juilliard School in New York and Rice University in Houston. In season 2023/2024 he will be joining the Dutch National Opera Studio, as the recipient of the Opera Foundation’s 2023 Melinda & William vanden Heuvel Scholarship.
Earlier, in the summer of 2022, Jake was involved in the Festival Academy in Aix-en-Provence, where he was heard in Pergolesi’s Li prodigi della divina grazia. He has also performed several roles on the Los Angeles Opera stage, and has taken on the role of Leonardo in El último sueño de Frida y Diego at San Francisco Opera. During the pandemic, Ingbar was slated to debut at the Glimmerglass Festival as Il mago cristiano in Handel’s Rinaldo and with the NDR Radiophilharmonie as Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare in Hanover.
At Dutch National Opera Ingbar already made his debut earlier this year, as Nireno in Giulio Cesare, directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.
Apart from the Scholarship for the Opera Studio, Ingbar was a recipient of the Richard Gold Career Grant in 2022 and was a winner of the Kennedy Center’s Young Soloists Competition as well. Previous scholarships were received from the George London Foundation and the Gerda Lissner Foundation.
Last update: 14 August 2023