"Jarrett Ott, a graduate and rising star, guested as a Count; supremely at ease in his Abercrombie and Fitch stage presence, Ott sang with sonorous clarity and precision. Mercifully, Rader-Shieber spared us the gag of having the Count read his lines terribly; Ott intoned them seductively."

-David Shengold, Opera News

"Some of the characters that are least likely to succeed fared the best, such the playboy Count, sung with particularly animated text projection and distinctively rich tone..."

-David Patrick Sterns, Philadelphia Inquirer 

"Jarrett Ott...had wonderful flair, command of the stage and a most beautiful sound..."

-Albert Innaurato, Parterre Box

"Jarrett Ott...brings his rich baritone voice and humorous characterization to Madeleine's brother the Count." 

-Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts

Cold Mountain | opera philadelphia

"Ott had the great gift of humanity, his voice noble and strong..."
-Peter Dubin, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Jarrett Ott assumed the part with considerable distinction and often ravishing, airy vocal finish. ...Ott brought the testing role not only lovely, Pelléas-like sound but a deep investment in the words."
-David Shengold, Opera News
"Jarrett Ott is a star. Pictures show that Mr. Ott is handsome, but they don't capture his charisma onstage, or the floating beauty of his high baritone, or his ability to be - not just to act but also to live on stage...He was able to make every word clear...hitting the upper part of the voice hard for quasi-parlando effects."
-Albert Innaurato, Parterre Box
"Principal singers Jarrett Ott and Isabel Leonard could hardly be improved upon vocally or dramatically. Ott's high baritone has a gloriously free, spinning upper register - the words always clearly articulated - and he conveys heart-tugging sincerity."
-David Fox, RecliningStandards

Opera news | October 2015

rigoletto | the santa fe opera

"Two apprentices...especially the charismatic Jarrett Ott as Marullo in "Rigoletto," made memorable cameos."

-Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

Cosi fan tutte | Annapolis Opera

Cosi fan tutte
"Baritone Jarrett Ott delivers a remarkable performance as Guglielmo. Most notably, Ott contributes a ravishing addition to "Il core vi dono."

-Mary Johnson, The Baltimore Sun

Oscar | Opera philadelphia

Oscar Opera Philadelphia
"Outstanding vocally among them [was] Curtis-trained singer Jarrett Ott, a cultivated baritone..." 

-David Shengold, Opera News

The long christmas dinner | american symphony orchestra

"The baritone Jarrett Ott was a robust Roderick, also Sam."

-Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

"Baritone Jarrett Ott was sober and resonant as Roderick and Sam, the serviceman"

-Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News

"Baritone Jarrett Ott was the true star of the evening, singing the role of Roderick and Sam. Ott's rich voice in conjunction with masterful phrasing could bring Hades to tears."

-Jacob Slattery, Bachtrack