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La Traviata (Verdi)


“Jason Tramm’s exciting, traditional conducting, plus the strong singing from the principals made me remember why I fell in love with opera to begin with. Jason’s performance was filled with Italianate passion.”

The Huffington Post, 8/31/17


Carmen (Bizet)

“The Daytona Beach Symphony Society presented a world-class production of Bizet’s Carmen, which won admiration Friday evening at the Peabody Auditorium. Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s Carmen came alive with a vibrant 40-piece orchestra and Maestro Jason Tramm in the pit. Soloists were excellent and the opera was vivid and exciting.”

The Daytona Beach Times, 2/23/17


“Dido and Aeneas”

Jason Tramm’s efforts to get opera on stages all over New Jersey have been tireless. This past weekend, the former artistic director of New Jersey State Opera — with whom he presented shows in Newark and Clifton — offered his first staged theatrical work with his new company, MidAtlantic Opera. Primarily known for his work as a conductor, Tramm also took on the role of stage director here... Tramm culled an expressive performance from the small baroque orchestra. He also effectively embraced the baroque style… Such initiatives are wonderful efforts at supporting the future performers and fans of the art form.

The Star Ledger, Ronni Reich, 5/7/14



The summer went by in New Jersey without much by way of opera, but Jason Tramm has not given up as an advocate of the art form. Billed as the launch of the MidAtlantic Opera, "Verdiana" was a concert retrospective of works from Verdi’s operas that showcased Tramm’s affinity for the composer’s richly dramatic, intense style and featured striking performance…. Tramm’s conducting of the tumultuous "Nabucco" overture received a hot-blooded performance. … Tramm is maximizing his resources, and his expressive enthusiasm and the quality of the standouts are enough to make his venture worth following.”

The Star Ledger, Ronni Reich, 9/24/13


The Creation

“It was refreshing to hear the animated quality of the Great Auditorium Choir singing Haydn’s “Creation” oratorio at Ocean Grove’s Annual Sacred Masterwork concert at the Great Auditorium on Sunday… Led by director of music ministries Jason C. Tramm, the NJ State Opera Orchestra and the choir offered several vivid scenes of Haydn’s setting of texts from Genesis and Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”… with its access to both the nature and the spirituality depicted in the music, the vast and relatively casual space made for a compelling setting… the choir’s unflagging energy and infectious investment in the work helped to capture the magnitude of “The Creation.”

The Star Ledger, Ronni Reich, 8/31/10


Porgy and Bess

“After four years of limited activity and rebuilding… the New Jersey State Opera roared back to mainstage activity with a magnificent realization of Porgy and Bess that deserved the thunderous standing ovation it won on May 23… we heard the NJ State Opera Orchestra in a well-coordinated and sweeping reading under artistic director Jason C. Tramm… Central to the sense of grandeur was the wonderful choral work. Ensemble was tight; dynamics and tone were excellent… The opera contained a tremendous feeling of a unified ensemble.”

Opera News, David Shengold, 6/2010


“Jason Tramm Translates Masterworks of Music”

“Versatility is clearly a strong suit for conductor Jason Tramm. The Berkeley Heights resident performs a wide range of classical, Romantic and contemporary works as music director of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, the New Jersey State Opera, and Coro Lirico, a choral group specializing in concert opera performances. Somewhere in there, he also finds time to direct the Summit Music Festival.” Star Ledger,
Ronni Reich, 8/26/09

“Man About Music Travels the State”

“New Jersey doesn't have a state music director, but it would seem that Jason Tramm is out to create the position, with the 34-year-old conductor putting a lot of miles on his car as he leads opera, choral and orchestral concerts from Morris County to Ocean Grove.”

Star Ledger,

Bradley Bamberger, 5/8/09

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