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Mandarin – Turandot / Sarasota Opera 2019

“All the roles were beautifully cast, and everyone was in good voice and ready for this opening night. Once again the first voice we heard, Jared A. Guest as a Mandarin, set a vocal standard for the evening with his stentorian proclamation to the populace of Peking.”
– Edward Alley, Your Observer

Morales – Carmen / Sarasota Opera 2018

“The small role of Morales in Act 1 has always held a particular significance for me. His is the first solo voice heard in the opera, and it invariably sets the standard for vocal performance of the evening. Baritone and Studio Artist Jared A. Guest did this admirably, as it was indeed an evening of fine singing.”
– Edward Alley, Your Observer

Baron Douphol – La traviata / Sarasota Opera 2017

Mr. Guest as Baron came to life more, showing a dark side in controlling Violetta and at the party in Act II and during his gambling rage.”
– Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World

Career Bridges Gala 2017

“From Verdi’s Don Carlo, baritone Jared Guest gave a moving performance of ‘O Carlo ascolta’, one of our favorite baritone arias. And yes we want to hear more of Mr. Guest as well.”
– Meche Kroop, Voce di meche

Sonora – La fanciulla del West / Opera Colorado 2016

“Aside from the three principals, 15 other singers are granted individually recognizable roles. Notable among their peers was baritone Jared Guest as Sonora and bass Harold Wilson as Ashby (the Wells Fargo agent), both of whom have graced the Ellie Caulkins stage in past productions. We look forward to seeing more of both.”
Colorado Music Buzz

“The huge ensemble makes most of its mark in the long, expository Act I and the short but highly dramatic Act III. All of these singers deserve credit for making their characters real, but those who should be singled out are tenor Norman Shankle as the bartender Nick, baritone Jared Guest as the sympathetic Sonora, bass Harold Wilson as Wells Fargo agent Ashby, and baritone Michael Corvino, who plays both the camp singer Jake Wallace and José Castro, a gang member of Ramerrez/Johnson. Despite everything Pelto, Griffin, and the leads do, ‘La Fanciulla’ would fail miserably without this vibrant supporting cast.”
– Kelly Dean Hansen, DailyCamera

Escamillo – La tragédie de Carmen / Opera in the Heights 2015

“Baritone Jared Guest was a pumped-up bullfighter, although in Brook’s version, he enters Pastia’s tavern hideout without entourage or cheering throngs, slipping in quietly as if he’s about to order tapas and a sangria. Guest’s big and burly, a bit rough around the edges, but his celebrated “Toreador Song” was nicely phrased, replete with matador’s ego and roving eye.”
– D.L. Groover, HoustonPress

“Baritone Jared Guest is swoon-worthy as Escamillo during ‘Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toreador Song).’ He and Mezzo-Soprano Briana Hunter (Carmen) create beautiful music together.”
– Katricia Lang, Broadway World

Jailer – Tosca / Chelsea Opera 2015

“Baritone Jared Guest made a fine [jailer] in the third act…”
– Meche Kroop, Voce di meche

Marullo – Rigoletto / Opera in the Heights 2014

“Playing Marullo, a courtier who relishes taunting Rigoletto, baritone Jared Guest‘s robust voice made him a worthy foil to Moreno.”
– Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle

Yamadori – Madama Butterfly / Opera Colorado 2014

“Serviceable contributions came from Anthony Webb (Goro), Leo Rado (The Bonze) and Jared Guest (Prince Yamadori).”
– Marc Shulgold, Opera News