Baritone Aaron Wardell, (Angelotti & the Jailer) is in demand as a performer of opera, oratorio and concert in the Midwest and beyond. He was most recently seen as Dr. Raymond in the world premiere of Ross Crean’s The Great God Pan with Chicago Fringe Opera. Previously he sang Falke in Die Fledermaus with Soirée Lyrique and Le Roy in the modern-day premiere of Marais’Ariane et Bachus with Haymarket Opera and as Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Chamber Opera Chicago. Last season he also sang Angelotti in Tosca with the Fort Wayne Symphony and Emile de Becque in South Pacific with the La Porte Symphony. He has sung operatic roles with the Castleton Festival, Main Street Opera, Dayton Opera, Opera Tampa, Central City Opera and internationally at Teatro National de Sucre in numerous roles including Marcello (La Bohème), Junius (Rape of Lucretia), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), Don Pizarro (Fidelio), John Sorel (The Consul) and the title role in Don Giovanni. Equally at home on the concert stage, last season he sang with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem and in Mozart’s Requiem with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus. This season he returns to sing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with ProMusica.
Aaron completed his formal musical training at Western Michigan University, then attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and an Artist Diploma certificate in Opera.