Jason McStoots, Tenor

About Me

Biography

For his performances with Les Délices in "The Leading Man" celebrating Jélyotte​​

It was a brilliant performance by a fine young artist.
​-Timothy Robson, Cleveland Classical

As Tabarco in Boston Early Music Festival's Almira by Handel
​​— a gifted young tenor with wonderful comedic talents. 
-Ken Keaton, Palm Beach Daily News

For his performances of Monteverdi with Green Mountain Project​

Jason McStoots, with closed book, was a particular joy in “Nigra sum”, embracing every consonant and giving sensuous point to “The king . . . led me into his chamber.” 

-Jeffrey Ganz, The Boston Globe

Reviews

​In addition to his active performing career, McStoots is also a voice teacher and stage director.  He teaches at Brandeis University where he recently restarted the dormant opera workshop project.  He has served as stage director for student
and professional productions.  His
directing credits include Mozart’s Abduction
from the Seraglio, Purcell’s Dido and
Aeneas, Strauss’s Die Fledermaus,
and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night
Visitors.


Marc Antoine Charpentier:
La Descente d’Orphee aux Enfers (Ixion)
La Couronne de Fleurs (Forestan)
Boston Early Music Festival CPO

Recent Discs

He has appeared with such groups as Boston Lyric Opera, Pacific MusicWorks, Boston Camerata, Handel Choir of Baltimore, New Haven Symphony, Tragicomedia, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He is a core member of the up-and-coming, renaissance music ensemble Blue Heron. ​ He can be heard on recordings with them as well as Cut Circle. His renaissance ensemble credits also include his work with Ensemble Origo, under the direction of Eric Rice.  In addition he has been featured on the Grammy-nominated recording of Lully's Pysché and on the newly released discs of works of Charpentier and John Blow with the Boston Early Music Festival on the CPO label. 

Experience

Described by critics as “a gifted young tenor with wonderful comedic talents” and as having an “alluring tenor voice” and “bright, clear and fully-fledged tenor sonority,” Jason McStoots has performed around the world and the US.  Recent appearances include 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 Vespers of 1610 with the Green Mountain Project, soloist for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Emmanuel Music and with the Cape Cod Symphony for Handel’s Messiah
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 saying 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.” 
Awakenings (soloist)
Coro Allegro
Navona Records

Ludford: Missa Inclina cor meum 
Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks

​Blue Heron

For his BEMF Chamber Opera Series Performances​​

 McStoots has more personality and charm than a roomful of other tenors, and he enlivens whatever production he is in.

-Susan Miron, Arts Fuse