Baritone Justin Harrison looks forward to his summer as an Apprentice Artist at Charlottesville Opera, where he covers Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. In his most recent operatic performances, he originated the role of Giovanni in the premiere of Frances Pullock’s Briscula the Magician and performed the role of Marullo (Rigoletto) with Bel Cantanti Opera. A frequent concert soloist, his repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Voices from the Killing Jar (Soper), Seven Last Words (Dubois), Fauré’s Requiem, BWV 8: Liebster Gott..., and Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. Justin is the 2nd place winner of the Mary E. Singletary Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists.
During his two years with the Maryland Opera Studio, he appeared as Harry Easter (Street Scene), Billy (Mahagonny Songspiel), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Marquis de la Force (cover) and 1st Officer (Dialogues des Carmélites), and Ed Larson in the world premiere of Theo Popov’s Town Hall.