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American baritone Jason Cox returns to the ensemble at the Luzerner Theater for the 19/20 season, where his engagements include Jochanaan (Salome) and the title role in Eugene Onegin. Previous roles at Luzerner Theater include the title role in Don GiovanniGermont (La Traviata), Ford (Falstaff), Capulet (Romeo et Juliette), General Bumm (La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein), baritone soloist in Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, Lord Cecil (MARIA STUARDA), Brétigny (Manon), Monterone (Rigoletto), Taddeo (l’italiana in Algeri), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Baritone soloist (Monteverdi’s Marien Vespers), Gatsby (Jazz Review), Pater Seraphicus (Szenen aus Goethes Faust), and Baron Duphol (La traviata). Mr. Cox made his European debut at Theater Basel (Switzerland) where he sang Vater (Hänsel und Gretel), Sciarrone (Tosca), and Le Chat/L’Horloge Comtoise (L’enfant et les Sortilèges). In 2014-15 he made his German debut with Theater Magdeburg as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), before returning to Theater Basel for Junius (Rape of Lucretia) and M6 in the contemporary opera Hölderlin; Eine Expedition by Peter Ruzicka. Other recent engagements include Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) and Baritone soloist in a scenic realisation of Carmina Burana at Theater Bremen, as well as in the role of The Stranger (Max Brand’s Stormy Interlude), which marks his debut with the Landestheater Salzburg (Austria). Back in the US his credits included Professor Bhaer (Adamo’s Little Woman), Ramiro (Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole), and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte). Mr. Cox received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where performances include Sparbüchsen Billy (Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Athanaël (Thaïs), Father (Hansel and Gretel), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Sam (Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti), and Tirenio (Handel’s Il Pastor Fido).

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