Jason Hales is a graduate of the University of Toronto Opera Program.
He is becoming highly sought after for his warm, clear, tenor voice. This
bright young tenor is a joy to watch on stage in opera, musical theatre,
or concert settings.
Jason grew up in Northwestern Ontario; he received his Honours Bachelor
of Music from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay studying under Mary McGhee
and continued on to study opera at the University of Toronto with mezzo-soprano
Patricia Kern. At U of T Jason had the opportunity of working with world
class coaches and directors that helped him develop his skill in singing
stage performance. He is now studying privately with Irena Welhasch Baerg
in London Ontario.
The list of roles Jason has performed continues to grow and includes Don
Ottavio in “Don Giovanni”, Frederic
in “Pirates of Penzance”, The Mayor
in “Albert Herring”, Marco in “The
Gondoliers”, Francis Flute in “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and Ferrando
in “Cosi fan tutte” among others. Jason’s Oratorio
credits include: Handel’s “Messiah” and Mendelssohn’s
During his stay at the University of Toronto Jason performed with, managed
and produced a singing quartet called Rhapsody Junction. The group covered
many styles of music in productions that were fully scripted and staged.
They performed all over Ontario going on several tours.
Jason lives in Hamilton, Ontario where he teaches privately.