Jared Guest‘s “robust baritone” has made him an in-demand performer across the United States. Mr. Guest was a 2016 Regional Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was awarded the Encouragement Award in 2015. Last season, he won a Career Bridges Award Grant for talented, young opera singers and debuted with Sarasota Opera‘s Studio Artist program covering the roles of Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri). He returns to Sarasota in the fall singing Baron Douphol (La traviata) and in the winter to sing Morales (Carmen) and cover Sebastiano (Tiefland). A graduate of the University of Houston‘s Moores School of Music, Guest has participated in a number of prestigious training programs including Opera Colorado, Chautauqua Opera Company, and Opera in the Ozarks, and has performed with Opera in the Heights, Salt Marsh Opera, LoftOpera, Vespertine Opera Theater, and Chelsea Opera. Mr. Guest is currently based in NYC.