Jake is generously supported by the Carne Trust, Chris Ball and a Glyndebourne New Generation Programme Young Artist Development Award.
Baritone Jake Muffett was born and raised in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Music and received an MMus in Vocal Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before completing their Opera Programme under Dominic Wheeler and Martin Lloyd-Evans. He is a vocal student of John Evans, and has been since beginning his postgraduate studies. Jake was one of the eight Monteverdi Choir apprentices for the academic year 2014/15. During this time, he worked closely with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, performing with the choir in concerts across Europe and the United States. Since completing the apprenticeship, he has continued to sing with the group on a regular basis, including various solo engagements. He was a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for the 2016 season, covering the role of Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia and performing a principal role in Glyndebourne Youth Opera’s production of Lewis Murphy’s A Garden Dream. Jake is delighted to have returned for the 2018 season as a Jerwood Young Artist. His most recent operatic engagements include the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for British Youth Opera, the role of John Sorrell The Consul and Le Marquis de la Force/ 1st Officer Dialogues des Carmélites for GSMD. He made his major London solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Orff’s Carmina Burana with The Really Big Chorus conducted by Bob Chilcott, and sang again with the group for the 2017 performances of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Ben Parry and Brian Kay. A keen semi-professional clarinettist, Jake still plays with orchestras and chamber groups when the opportunity arises. Jake is also supported by a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award.