Jarius Cliett, baritone, is a native of Atlanta, GA. He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Alabama (UA), where he studied with Dr. Susan Fleming and Dr. James Seay. During his time in UA’s Opera Theatre (UAOT) program, Jarius was featured in productions of Menotti’s The Consul, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, and his final performance with UAOT, as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Jarius received his Master of Music in Voice Performance from Georgia State University under Richard Clement. Jarius was a part of the Georgia State’s Opera Theater (GSUOT) program where he was featured with Atlanta Chamber Winds for their “Mozart in the Garden” concert, featured as Bartolo in Jonathan Dove’s Figures in the Garden, with excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro. Jarius was also featured in roles such as Papageno (The Magic Flute), The Mikado (The Mikado), and as Leporello in GSUOT's production of Don Giovanni.
For two seasons, Jarius participated in Georgia State University's Harrower Summer Opera Workshop. He was featured as Starveling in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pistola n Verdi’s Falstaff, and Bartolo in scenes from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. He also participated in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival's The Mikado performing as the nobleman Pish-Tush.
Some of his most notable performances include: Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Once On This Island as Ton Ton Julian with Theatre Covington, the first national tour of NOËL the Musical as Mac, Freddy in Glow Lyric Theatre's My Fair Lady,and as Dick Wilkins (understudy) in Alliance Theatre's A Christmas Carol.
Jarius is the Co-Founder of JMC Productions and a brother of the Omicron Phi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.
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