Reviews

Die Fledermaus with Winter Opera St. Louis: 

“Baritone Jacob Lassetter held the stage as the scheming Falke.”

Sarah Bryan Miller — ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

“Jacob Lassetter was agreeable as the scheming but good-natured Dr. Falke”

 Mark Bretz — LADUE NEWS

 

H.M.S. Pinafore with Union Avenue Opera:

"Baritone Jacob Lassetter shows a remarkable lower register as the despised Dick Deadeye, a role usually assigned to a bass."

Chuck Lavazzi — KDHX

“Jacob Lassetter brings a resonant bass-baritone to the mustache-twistingly villainous Dick Deadeye.”

Daniel Neman — ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

“Jacob Lassetter has great fun as the show’s villain…Dick Deadeye.”

Mark Bretz — LADUE NEWS

"Dick Deadeye, in the person of Jacob Lassetter, is another who brings a beautiful touch of melodrama to the Pinafore. Fine work."

Steve Callahan — Broadway World

 

The Student Prince with Winter Opera St. Louis

"Baritone Jacob Lassetter was touching as Ruder, the innkeeper." 

Sarah Bryan Miller — ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

 

Borgia Infami with Winter Opera St. Louis

"Rodrigo, the Pope, is sung by baritone Jacob Lassetter. He brings fine vocal power and great dignity to this prince of the Church."

Chuck Lavazzi — KDHX

 

Hänsel und Gretel with Union Avenue Opera:

“As the broom maker Peter, Jacob Lassetter offered a big baritone and a likable presence.”

Sarah Bryan Miller — ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

“As the children’s father, Jacob Lassetter made a grand entrance from the rear.”

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Madama Butterfly with Annapolis Opera:

“Jacob Lassetter plays Sharpless the Consul with a quiet strength, caught in a difficult situation…the sadness of his task is clear in his voice.”

Charles Green — DC METRO THEATRE ARTS

“Slayden and Jacob Lassetter (Sharpless, the U.S. consul) maintained impeccable control of their voices.”

Kaley Beins — MD THEATRE GUIDE

“Jacob Lassetter played [Sharpless] with suitable gravity, a mixture of calmness and good-natured frustration. I saw and heard aspects of the character which I had never realized before.”

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La Traviata with Opera Theatre of the Rockies: 

“Matching Annamarie [Zmolek’s Violetta] with musical and theatrical impact was baritone Jacob Lassetter as Germont, the father of her lover Alfredo…Lassetter's powerful presence and unrelenting commitment to the musical genius of Verdi made the Act II encounter between the courtesan and himself, the most stunning part of this Traviata. It was a treat anytime our baritone appeared on stage.” 

David Sckolnik — COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE

“As Giorgio Germont, the father that comes between them, Jacob Lassetter has a commanding stage presence and a ringing, authoritative tone.”

Mark Arnest — COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE

 

Verdi’s Requiem with Peninsula Music Festival:

"The four vocal soloists were very good.  I especially liked [Jacob] Lassetter's deep baritone." 

Marty Lash — DOOR COUNTY ADVOCATE

 

Le Nozze di Figaro with Peninsula Music Festival:

"All of the singers were very fine, but I was particularly impressed with Jacob Lassetter, who was a bold and commanding Figaro."

Marty Lash — DOOR COUNTY ADVOCATE

 

La Traviata with Music by the Lake: 

Baritone Jacob Lassetter made Alfredo’s father, Germont, less a caricature of bourgeois stuffiness and more a figure of understandable dignity, even sympathetic.”

John W. Barker — THE WELL-TEMPERED EAR

“Jacob Lassetter, who sang the role of the father of Alfredo, has a powerful voice.” 

Jim Edwards — AURORA TRIBLOCAL

 

Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with The Lexington Philharmonic: 

“Baritone Jacob Lassetter’s ringing clarion call was as true as a trumpet’s.”

Loren Tice — LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

 

Carmina Burana with The Lexington Philharmonic:

“Baritone Jacob Lassetter negotiated extreme high ranges with a richness of tone that beggars the imagination.”

Loren Tice — LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

 

Così fan tutte with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra:

“Baritone Jacob Lassetter was gleefully misogynistic as Don Alfonso.”

Mary Ellyn Hutton — MUSIC IN CINCINNATI

 

Carmina Burana with the San Antonio Mastersingers:

"[Jacob] Lassetter's warm, vibrato-flecked baritone was properly tipsy in the tavern songs and effectively switched sonic gears in the alternating octave passages of ‘Dies, nox et omnia.’"

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS