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Jake and Jill—Floria Tosca hates Baron Scarpia

Posted by Julie in News, Opera Coeur d’Alene

To play Tosca, soprano Jill Gardner had to learn how to hate her husband. “Jill Gardner has flown in from her native North Carolina to perform the titular lead in this weekend’s production of Tosca by Opera Coeur d’Alene. Over the span of 12 productions and somewhere north of 50 performances across the country, it has become her signature role. But it’s only the fifth production in which the soprano has performed opposite her real-life husband, Jake. And he’s not playing Cavaradossi. “I often say that, during that rehearsal process, we work a lot of shit out,” she says, chuckling…” Continue this article by E.J. Iannelli on the Inlander website…

Opera Coeur d’Alene presents Puccini’s Tosca

Posted by Julie in News, Opera Coeur d’Alene

Get your tickets now for Opera Coeur d’Alene’s production of TOSCA, Puccini’s moving and memorable opera. The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas. Featured Cast: Tosca: Jill Gardner http://jillbowengardner.com/ Scarpia: Jake Gardner http://bassbaritonejakegardner.com/ Cavaradossi: Roger Honeywell https://imgartists.com/roster/roger-honeywell/ Sacristan: Valerian Ruminski https://www.valerianruminskibass.com/ For tickets, visit Opera CDA’s website…

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre—A Grand Night for Singing with Jill & Jake Gardner

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News

Join Hawai‘i Opera Theatre for A Grand Night For Singing, featuring Jake & Jill Gardner with singers from the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studios! Jake & Jill will be in Hawai‘i conducting masterclasses with studio members leading up to this concert. To RSVP, contact Hawai‘i Opera Theatre at (808)596-7372 or see details on HOT’s Facebook page. Jill Gardner most recently starred with HOT as Stella in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire in January, 2017. To learn more about the HOT Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, visit: https://www.hawaiiopera.org/education-o…/orvis-opera-studio/ We hope to see you there!

Anchorage Opera—Master Class with the Stars

Posted by Julie in Anchorage Opera, Master Class, News

Before you marvel at international stars, Jake & Jill Gardner, onstage for Anchorage Opera’s 55th Anniversary Opera Extravaganza get to know them, and see them in ‘behind-the-scenes’ action as they share their expertise with talented local singers! You won’t want to miss this unique event as the dynamic husband and wife duo present a Master Class with talented local singers chosen to perform and work with our world class artists to improve their technique and artistry. You’ll witness these young talents blossom before your eyes as our incomparable team share their knowledge and help them hone their vocal and stage craft. Part concert…part workshop…all fun! Visit Anchorage Opera’s website for details and tickets…

Globetrotting Singers at Home in the Triad

Posted by Julie in Interview, News, Piedmont Opera

Music fills their days. They rise up singing, and Jake and Jill Gardner, two of the stars in Piedmont Opera’s “Tosca” that opens Friday, spend most of their time making beautiful music, playing beautiful music or thinking about beautiful music. Jill, who has a bachelor’s degree in piano performance, often accompanies them when they are practicing for performances. Jake warms up his bass-baritone voice on songs like “The Rose of Tralee,” a 19th-century Irish ballad. Jill slides with apparent ease into a passage from “Tosca.” Read the full article by Lynn Felder of the Winston-Salem Journal here…

Two of a Kind—Jill and Jake Gardner

Posted by Julie in News, Piedmont Opera

The opera powerhouse couple, Jill and Jake Gardner, who live in Kernersville, have performed the opera together all over the country. They will reprise their starring roles in an upcoming performance of TOSCA with Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Opera. “…Jill and Jake Gardner have graced the stages of opera houses throughout the world, including previous performances of “Tosca.” In a fortunate twist of fate, the husband and wife reside in Kernersville, just a stone’s throw from where they will reprise their roles as Tosca and Scarpia. “The Piedmont Opera is my home,” says Jill, adding that the first opera she ever saw was “Carmen” at Reynolds Auditorium. “Working here is the greatest delight, because we…

Team Gardner in “Happy Birthday, Wanda June”

Posted by Julie in Indianapolis Opera, News, Review

Team Gardner, perform in Indianapolis Opera’s premiere of HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE: “The cast knew what they had to do, and seemed fully invested in the show both dramatically and vocally. Jake Gardner maintained stunning bravado with the right hints of vulnerability as Harold Ryan.” “A crucial aspect of the action comes from the world beyond, a heaven that clearly was also beyond Vonnegut’s capacity for belief. It’s a paradise of bland pleasures flecked with the occasional harmless disaster, such as the tornado that the third Mrs. Ryan (given a fine tipsy lilt by Jill Gardner) tells us about.” Read the full review at Jay Harvey Upstage…