Artist's website: www.jasondetwiler.com
With nearly sixty roles to his credit, Detwiler has become well-known for his magnetic and energizing stage performances. His voice and acting have been described as “emotionally fervid”, “richly expressive”, and “commanding”, garnering acclaim as Eugene Onegin, Conte di Luna (Il trovatore), Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles), and John Proctor (The Crucible), among others.
In 2019, he debuted in an orchestrated Vaughan-Williams’ Songs of
Travel with Treasure Valley Symphony and Lescaut in Opera Idaho’s Manon. He debuts three new roles in the 2021-2022 season: Tom/John (Face on the Barroom Floor) and Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking) with Opera Idaho and Ugo (Pietà) with Teatro Comunale Manini in Italy through the Narnia International Festival of Vocal Arts. This fall, Mr. Detwiler will be reprising his role as Conte di Luna in a concert version of Verdi's Il trovatore with New Jersey's Opera in the Field.
The baritone has performed nationally and abroad with San Diego Opera,
Virginia Opera, Opéra Théâtre d'Avignon, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Parallèle, Center for Contemporary Opera, Syracuse Opera, Sacramento Opera, Inland Northwest Opera, Opéra Louisiane, Shreveport Opera, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Opera Idaho, Opera Coeur d'Alene, Rimrock Opera, Sonoma City Opera, West Bay Opera, Vallejo Symphony Orchestra, the American Philharmonic Sonoma County, the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic and Master Chorale, the Boise Baroque and the Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo. From 2002-2006, he was part of Opera San Jose as a Principal Resident Artist, singing 18 lead roles. The baritone has continued to expand his repertory with the musical leads in Carousel, The King & I, Oklahoma!, and South Pacific.
"[As Macbeth] Detwiler sings with excellent diction, seamless legato, musical intelligence and unquestionable beauty of tone; notes are attacked straight on, hurled across the footlights with commanding power."