Jake Stamatis, born and raised in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, has performed a variety of roles on the operatic stage. His quick, kind, and lovable demeanor has charmed audiences in such roles as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Marcello and Schaunard in La bohème, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd. His varied repertoire also includes Zurga in Les Pecheurs de Perles, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen (Constant/Bizet), Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and the Bass-baritone in Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox.
Jake has been a studo artist at Sarasota Opera, a fellow at the Music Academy of the West, an emerging artist at the Seagle Festival, an artist in residence with Tri-Cities Opera and Opera Memphis, and even served as a performer and staff choreographer with Bel Cantanti Opera’s Summer Festival. Jake received his Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance from Susquehanna University, and his Masters Degree in Opera from Binghamton University.