Jacob Will

Jacob Will

Jacob Will made his New York Philharmonic debut as bass soloist in the American Premiere of Messa per Rossini, a live performance televised nationwide. He has perfomed with the Sinfonica de Madrid, Berlin Radio Symphony, and Cabrillo Festival of San Diego.

Other soloist engagements of note include St. Matthew Passion with the San Francisco Symphony, St. John Passion with the International Bach Festival of Schaffhausen, Martin Le mystère de la Nativité with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B Minor with the Carmel Bach Festival, and Mozart Requiem with the Tokyo Salzburg Festival. He has recorded Cherubini Messe solennelle with Helmut Rilling and Zemlinsky Kleider Machen Leute with Ralf Weikert.

With the Zürich Opera, Will has performed leading roles such as in I Puritani, L’Italiana in Algeri, and La Boheme. He has also performed leading roles also include in Norma (Vancouver), Le Nozze di Figaro (NY City Opera), Salome (Liceu), Don Giovanni (San Francisco), and Un Ballo in Maschera (Bavarian Staatsoper).

Will participated in the Merola and Adler Fellowship Programs at San Francisco Opera and has been a prizewinner in various international singing competitions, including the Munich Internation Music Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Competition of Brussels. A native of Hartsville, he is Professor of Voice at the USC Institute for Young Dramatic Voices and Associate Dean of the School of Music.