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Since graduating from Alma
I continue to advance in my career as an opera singer while currently living in Dexter Michigan. I am under Randsman artist management with Peter Randsman in New York City, where I study with Andrea DelGiudice.
Most recently, I sang the title role in Verdi’s “Nabucco” to great acclaim in October of 2019 with West Bay Opera, in California and last June, I sang the Baritone solos in Vaughan Williams “Dona Nobis Pacem” with Mid America Productions at Carnegie Hall’s 3,000 seat Isaac Stern Auditorium.
In February 2019, I sang my first Verdi title role, ‘Francesco Foscari’ in “I Due Foscari” with West Bay Opera. I also sang “Marcello” in ‘La Boheme’ there, in October of 2018, where the reviews said, “Jason Duika sang with glorious round tone, and unimpeachable legato.”
In February of 2018, I returned to my graduate Alma Mater, the Indiana
University Jacobs School of Music and sang the lead Baritone role of Enrico, Lucia’s brother in Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’. The critics said, “…A beautiful instrument, manly, generous and assured in timbre. Not only some, but many really stunning,thrilling notes in his delivery. Clearly an ideal role for him. Bravo! Onwards and upwards.” - Martin Snell, and, “Jacobs School alum and baritone Jason Duika returned to sing Enrico, Lucia’s brother. His villainous role was deftly offered, both musically and theatrically.” Peter Jacobi, The Herald Times.
My favorite place(s) on campus included
The Heritage Center, Stone Rec. center, weight lifting room, Chapel and my dorm room.
My favorite professors(s) included
Will Nichols, Scott Messing and Julie Arnold
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is
Singing a ‘classical-ized’ version of Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy with the totally fabulous Anthony Patterson, at a choir concert sophomore year.