Jeffrey Hartman, a native of Anderson, Indiana and 2011 Wagner Society of New York Award winner, joined the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in January 2015, where he covered the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca. Following Chicago, he made his house and role debut as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos for Seattle Opera and then made a reprisal of the role in February with Palm Beach Opera, and also sang Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with both the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Philharmonia Orchestra of New York and Vista Lirica. Upcoming engagements include making his European debut as Calaf in Turandot with Theater of Chemnitz, Germany and in 2017 making his role debut as Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Recently, Mr. Hartman made his international debut with Musica Viva Hong Kong in January 2013 in the roles of Canio in I Pagliacci and Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana; he then made his Central American debut in Costa Rica June 2013 in the same dual roles. He returned to Hong Kong in December 2013 to sing the role of Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto to positive reviews. He also joined the roster of Boston Lyric Opera to cover the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca.
Other roles he has performed includes Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role in Faust, Malcolm in Macbeth, Ismaele in Nabucco, Alfredo in LaTraviata, Danielle in La Tristezza, Nardo / Lampionaio in Raconto Fiorintino and Edwin in The Gypsy Princess.
Concert highlights for Mr. Hartman include concerts with the Church on the Hill in Boston, Boston Lyric Opera and Dicapo Opera Theatre. He was the tenor soloist in Elijah, The Creation, Carmina Burrana with the Masterworks Chorale of NY and was a featured artist for the Italian Festival with Italia Unita. He was also a featured soloist in Home for the Holidays with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall, and performed in many HIV/AIDS Benefits at the New York City’s LGBT Community Center. Other concert works performed in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, The Seven Last Words of Christ, Britten’s Les Illuminations, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Steiner’s Cruxification.
Mr. Hartman’s many awards and honors include the 2011 winner of the Wagner Society of New York; second place in the Peter Elvin’s Competition, First place in the Dicapo Opera Theatre Competition, first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Advance Graduate Division, and the Ralph Appleman Award. He previously participated in the young artist program of Indianapolis Opera and Sarasota Opera. Mr Hartman is also an advocate for awareness of Huntington’s Disease and ALS, and frequently performs at fundraising events and concerts.