Jeremy Irland, whose voice has been praised as having “a beautifully rich consistency and clarity,” is rapidly establishing his career as a young Dramatic Bass-Baritone. An avid performer and recitalist, Mr. Irland recently performed Liederkreis and Wagner excerpts in recital in the Walla Walla Valley. This past summer he was participated in the Wagner Intensive in Cleveland, Ohio, where he performed excerpts from the role of Wotan in Die Walküre. In his NYC debut this past Fall, he performed Wagner excerpts as Wotan from Die Walküre and as Friedrich Telramund from Lohengrin in concert.
Mr. Irland has appeared with the Seattle Symphony as Bobby in Weill’s Mohagonny Songspiel, Nardo in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, the Mother in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, and Doctor Bartolo and the Count in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with UW Opera. He also appeared as Sir Giorgio Valton in Bellini’s I Puritani with Seattle Opera outreach, as well as the Doctor in Verdi’s La Traviata with Washington East Opera. Other roles include the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Zacharias in Nativity According to St. Luke, and dual world premières of Michael Valenti’s one act operas Beau Nash and Story of an Hour with both the Portland Chamber Symphony and the Walla Walla Symphony.
Successful in competitions, Mr. Irland won first-place in the Spokane Music Festival Young Artists Competition, and was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Young Artists Competition.
In addition to his performing schedule, Mr. Irland is a passionate educator. He is currently an adjunct professor at Walla Walla University. He toured for two seasons with NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools Etc.) where he sang the roles of Basilo in Barber of Seville and Sulpice in Daughter of the Regiment. Mr. Irland currently studies with Jane Eaglen.