Jason McStootsDescribed by critics as “a gifted young tenor with wonderful comedic talents,” an “alluring tenor voice,” and “bright, clear and fully-fledged tenor sonority,” Jason McStoots has performed around the world and the US. He has recently appeared as Tabarco in Handel’s Almira and Apollo in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Boston Early Music Festival, Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart with the Connecticut Early Music Festival, soloist for Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with the Green Mountain Project, for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Emmanuel Music, and for Handel’s Messiah with the Cape Cod Symphony. He garnered critical accolades with his recent performances with the Cleveland-based ensemble Les Délices: The Cleveland Plain Dealer described his singing as “exquisite” and said that he “easily filled the room with a sound both rich and dulcet, commanding ears with what one suspected was one-tenth of his potential. Beyond that, he was a fine actor, rounding out heartfelt performances with meaningful gestures and facial expressions.” McStoots has also performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Pacific MusicWorks, Boston Camerata, TENET, San Juan Symphony, Pablo Casals Festival, Tragicomedia, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He is a core member of Blue Heron and can be heard on all of their recordings. He also appears on recordings with Cut Circle, and on the Grammy-nominated recording of Lully’s Pysché and newly released discs of music of Charpentier and John Blow with the Boston Early Music Festival. McStoots is also a voice teacher and stage director. He teaches at Brandeis University, where he recently restarted the dormant opera workshop project, and has served as stage director for student and professional productions, including Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.