Jake Arditti

Already a professional singer at the age of eleven, when he sang Yniold in ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and in several productions at ENO, Jake Arditti has had a meteoric rise to fame since his prize-winning performance at the 2012 Innsbruck Baroque Singing Competition.

His ‘… show-stealing riches of vocal colour and stage presence’ (Daily Telegraph), have already brought him widespread critical and public acclaim, not only in such baroque virtuoso warhorses as Handel’s ‘Rinaldo’ (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow), ‘Serse’ (title-role at Longborough Festival Opera), Sesto (Teatro Colón) and Nireno (ENO) in ‘Giulio Cesare’, but such rarities as Emone in Traetta’s ‘Antigone’ (Wiener Kammeroper) and Euripilo‚ La Discordia and Polluce in Cavalli’s ‘Elena’ (Festival d’Aix en Provence, Lille and Lisbon).

Romantic and modern roles include Hänsel in Humperdinck’s ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ (Wiener Kammeroper), Prince Gogo in Ligeti’s ‘Le grand macabre’ (Essen), and ‘SUM’‚ by Max Richter and Wayne McGregor, premiered at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre in 2012. His extended vocal range has also seen him encompass such roles as Amore (Theater an der Wien and Zürich Opera) and Nerone (Pinchgut Opera, Sydney) in Monteverdi’s ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’, as well as Handel’s soprano take on Nerone in ‘Agrippina’ (Theater an der Wien and Göttingen Handel Festival).

On the concert platform, Jake Arditti has displayed a similarly remarkable versatility, including his contributions to premieres of Hilda Paredes’ ‘Canciones Lunáticas’ for countertenor and string quartet (at the Edinburgh Festival and numerous other venues on both sides of the Atlantic) and Salvatore Sciarrino’s ‘Cosa Resta’ with the Arditti Quartet in Munich, Paris, London and at the Festival Milano Musica.

Future plans include Apollo in Legrenzi’s ‘La Divisione del Mondo’ with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques (Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Colmar, Nancy and Versailles) and Sesto in Handel’s ‘Giulio Cesare’ in Halle. During the 2018/19 season, he will also make his debut at the Musikverein in Vienna, with a solo programme dedicated entirely to Handel’s ‘Young Lovers’.


Jake Arditti beim Beethovenfest






8:00 pm

Nocturne III

  • Jake Arditti contratenor
  • Arditti Quartet
  • Irvine Arditti violin
  • Ashot Sarkissjan violin
  • Ralf Ehlers viola
  • Lucas Fels violoncello
Works by Leoš Janáček, Hilda Paredes, Salvatore Sciarrino, Maurice Ravel and John Dowland