American Bass Jordan Bisch is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Mr. Bisch made his main stage debut there as the Second Knight in Parsifal, and has since appeared in productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Sonnambula, Aida, Idomeneo, and Romeo et Juliette, and on tour in Japan in Don Carlos. He has appeared with many important opera companies in the US including the San Francisco Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, and the Florida Grand Opera. In Europe he has appeared at the Théâtre du Capitol in Toulouse and at the Verbier Festival under the baton of James Levine. His many roles include Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, and Kecel in The Bartered Bride. He also appeared in the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Amelia at the Seattle Opera.
In concert Mr. Bisch has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in a performance of Aida with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Tanglewood Festival in a performance of the Mozart Requiem with Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Tucson Desert Song Festival as Méphistophélès in Le Damnation de Faust. He also appears on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Shostakovich’s Orango (Deutsche Grammophon), conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonnen.
A native of Vancouver, Washington, Mr. Bisch won second place in the 2009 Operalia competition. Other awards include winner of the 2005 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Final, recipient of the 2005 Sara Tucker Study Grant, and a recipient of the Richard Tucker Career Grant in both 2006 and 2009.