Jonas Hacker

Jonas Hacker

A 2016 Grand Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, American tenor Jonas Hacker regularly receives high praise for his “attractive tenor voice,” “honeyed tone and easeful delivery,” and his ability to convincingly portray characters across genres from Mozart to Britten. Hailing from Lake Delton, Wisconsin, Jonas Hacker trained at many prestigious schools and programs in the United States, including The Academy of Vocal Arts, Wolf Trap Opera, and the Glimmerglass Festival, and attended the prestigious Mozart Residency at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France. He last appeared with Music of the Baroque in September 2019.

A member of the Ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper since 2021, Jonas Hacker been heard as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Hylas in Les troyens, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Arbace in Idomeneo, and Sladek/Pierrino in Christoph Marthaler’s conceptual production of Giuditta.

A frequent soloist in America, Jonas Hacker has sung at the Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington Concert Opera, Opera San Jose, Arizona Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera, among others. Role highlights include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Fenton in Falstaff, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Mercury in Rameau’s Platée, and Laertes in Ambroise Thomas’ rarely performed operatic version of Hamlet. He is at home in modern repertoire, having sung Timothy Laughlin in Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers, the Novice in Billy Budd, and the Prince in Cinderella by Alma Deutscher. He also workshopped the role of Hades in Matthew Aucoin’s new opera Eurydice at the Metropolitan Opera.

Jonas Hacker's concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah, Bach's Mass in B Minor and Cantata No. 150 with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Messiah, Obadiah in Elijah, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Columbus Symphony; and Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the Orchestre Métropolitain in Canada. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 singing excerpts from Cinderella by Alma Deutscher.

Jonas Hacker performs in The St. Matthew Passion on March 28 and 29.