Jason Robinette - A tenor often noted as having a clarion voice with a massive presence - whom Louise T. Guinther of Opera News calls a "brilliant tenor." Known by friends and family for having an incredible imagination and creative spirit, Jason has established himself as one of the most sought after musical talents on the NYC and greater New York classical music scene. Internationally known as a game designer, he has an effortless ability to create something out of nothing that has earned him a place in the international gaming community as a great sounding board for new gaming ideas and the business of the gaming world.
He was born in San Francisco, California, and soon after discovering singing in junior high school; he earned an opera scholarship to attend Chico State where he honed his craft. Eventually he outgrew Chico State and found himself moving to New York City to further pursue vocal performance training at The Juilliard School on half scholarship.
He recently appeared with Opera for Humanity during their “Make Music New York” summer performance. In 2008 Jason made his debut with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. The Standard-Times called his performance "beautifully operatic." He performed the role of Caius in Falstaff with the Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Jason prepared the role of Escamillo with the Bronx Opera’s production of Carmen. He appeared as Emile de Becque in South Pacific with the Orchestra of the Bronx. Jason performed the role of Renzo in the staged premiere of Un Racconto Fiorentino with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. He has appeared in a variety of featured solo performances with Park & Bark Opera, Opera for Humanity, the Grace Church Choral Society, as well as Carnegie Hall performances with the Manhattan Chorale, New York Choral Artists, and with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in Lincoln Center. Jason participated in the Aspen Music Festival Summer Program.
Jason lives in New York City with his wife, soprano MaryAnne "Mim" Paquin, who inspires him daily. Mim and Jason recently added to their family, in the form of their beautiful son Zephyr.
With the help of some dedicated musicians on the NYC scene, Jason founded Park & Bark Opera in 2005. Visit www.parkandbarkopera.com to find out more information.