Baritone Jesse Blumberg enjoys a busy schedule of opera, concerts, and recitals, performing repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque to the 20th and 21st centuries. His performances have included the world premiere of The Grapes of Wrath at Minnesota Opera, Bernstein's MASS at London’s Royal Festival Hall, various productions with Boston Early Music Festival, and featured roles with Atlanta Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Atelier, and Boston Lyric Opera. Jesse has made concert appearances with American Bach Soloists, Boston Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Oratorio Society of New York, Montréal Baroque Festival, Arion Baroque, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific MusicWorks, and on Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. His recital highlights include appearances with the Marilyn Horne Foundation and New York Festival of Song, and performances of Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise with pianist Martin Katz. Jesse has given the world premieres of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers, Lisa Bielawa’s The Lay of the Love and Death, Conrad Cummings’ Positions 1956, and Tom Cipullo’s Excelsior, and works closely with several other renowned composers as a member of the Mirror Visions Ensemble.
In 2019-2020 Jesse returns to American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Voices of Music, and Boston Early Music Festival, and debuts with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nova Scotia Symphony. He will make his role debut as Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers at Boston Lyric Opera, and will perform recitals in Minnesota, Michigan, Connecticut, Toronto, and New York City.
"Two finer men could not have been cast for the leading roles of the lovers, Hawk and “Skippy.” Baritone Jesse Blumberg, as the super-confident Hawk Fuller. . . looked gorgeous and sang that way as well."
“As Hawk, baritone Jesse Blumberg was delightful and immediately engaging: his dark, broad sound easily provided solid basis for a believable, seductive swagger. Blumberg’s interpretation matures with his character: circumstance tempers his initial confidence and Blumb...
"Jesse Blumberg’s Atalante proved appealingly versatile: sinister in his Act 1 appearances, elegant and suave in Act 2’s “Che bella preda,” and mining the Handelian brio of Act 3’s “Mal concertate moli” with cool charm."
-Boston Classical Review
"From the moment we began to hear Blumberg's well-rounded low notes, I knew that he could rank among the best basses I've heard live in Messiah . . . the range, authority, and sheer beauty of Blumberg's singing were nonpareil. Coupled with Wilson's virtuosity, Blumberg...