Jesse Darden appeared last season with Odyssey Opera as Slender in Sir John in Love. Jesse spent his 2012 and 2013 summers as a Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera. He received the Chautauqua Opera Studio Artist award and returned in 2014 as an Apprentice Artist. In 2015 Jesse was a Regional Finalist with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and won the Third Prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. Jesse spent his 2015 summer as a Young Artist with Opera North, singing Martin in The Tender Land and covering Belmonte in The Abduction from the Seraglio. Most recently, Jesse has performed roles and solos with Dartmouth University, the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, Boston University Opera Institute, and Piedmont Opera.