Utah Arts Review, January 20, 2019, by Edward Reichel
Utah Opera The Little Prince, Composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright
"baritone Jared Bybee in his Utah Opera debut gave a powerful and finely nuanced performance as the Pilot, who is both part of the story and its narrator. Bybee has a mellow, sonorous voice that carries well, and his vocal lyricism blended wonderfully with Nitai’s youthful timbre, never overpowering him. In their portrayals was a deep kinship — an understanding — that makes one consider that the prince might be the pilot as a child."
The narrator is The Pilot, wonderfully played and sung by Jared Bybee. This fine actor’s strong and sure baritone commands the stage as The Pilot pulls the audience through the story of his encounter with Little Prince.
Utah Theatre Blogger Association, January 28, 2019
Beckmesser, June 12, 2018
Manon Lescaut, Giacomo Puccini, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
"Prueba positiva la del barítono americano Jared Bybee, que debutaba en el teatro. Su voz tiene atractivo y corre sin problemas, muy adecuada para un barítono lírico. Es la primera vez que le escucho y la impresión es favorable."
"Positive test the one of the American baritone Jared Bybee, that debuted in the theater. His voice has appeal and runs without problems, very suitable for a lyric baritone. It is the first time that I listen to him and the impression is favorable."
Chestnut Hill local by Michael Caruso, November 10, 2016
"In the title role, baritone Jared Bybee gave a superb performance Saturday evening. An underlying sadness and self-loathing formed the foundation of the character’s biting taunts while his singing throbbed with energetic intensity voiced through swelling tones."
New York CLASSICAL REVIEW by Eric C. Simpson, October 10,2016
London Foundation opens season with a winning artistic duo in Leonard and Bybee
"Hérode’s aria “Vision fugitive” from Hérodiade, performed with enormous power by a 2016 London Foundation competition winner, baritone Jared Bybee. Bybee sang with strong, consistent tone, charting powerful ebbs and flows of passion throughout the aria, whether bellowing his emotion or uttering soft, gauzy reflection."
Voce di meche, Divine Duo by Meche Kroop, October 10,2016
"We were likewise thrilled with Mr. Bybee's performance, particularly with the depth and breadth of his tone and his linguistic skills."
ConcertoNet.com by Lewis Whittington
Academy of Vocal Arts - Il Tabarro
"baritone Jared Bybee rolls out the volcanic drama with memorable vocal precision and command."
philly.com by David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic, April 25, 2016
-Academy of Vocal Arts presents two-thirds of Puccini's "Il Trittico"
"Jared Bybee carried the show with his smoldering characterization of the cuckolded husband, whose snapping point was effectively timed and sung with his formidable baritone."
The Opera Critic.com by Steve Cohen
A revealing new look at scorned Puccini
Academy of Vocal Arts - Il Tabarro
"Jared Bybee displayed searing intensity as the older man driven to murder and made us care about his loveless existence."
philly.com by David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic, January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016Three Kings': Rare opera, rare treat
Academy of Vocal Arts - L'amore dei tre re (The Love of the Three Kings)
"Baritone Jared Bybee has a well-honed voice, and a natural way of projecting the opera's highly colored rhetoric with truth in every phrase."
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle by Nino Pantano
Gerda Lissner Foundation presents winners of the 2015 International Vocal Competition-
Jared Bybee sang “Io Morro” from Verdi’s” Don Carlo.” "Bybee's dramatic baritone, superb in declamatory utterance and soaring in the melodic terrain was a tour de force."
EDGE MEDIA NETWORK by Lewis Whittington
80th BrAVA Anniversary Concert, March 27th, 2015 at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
"Baritone Jared Bybee and tenor Shawn Mathey seemed in their own vocal zones for the famed 'Au fond...' mens' duet in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" but when they sang together their voices entranced."
The Classical Music Network by Lewis Whittington, Tuesday February 10th - Acedemy of Vocal Arts - La Bohème
"It is hard to beat the sparring duets of soprano Karen Barraza and baritone Jared Bybee, both second year AVA resident artists, and both bringing so much to these mature roles."
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday February 12, 2015 - Academy of Vocal Arts - La Bohème
"Better matched as a couple were soprano Karen Barraza as the tempestuous flirt Musetta and baritone Jared Bybee as her alternately besotted and furious lover, the painter Marcello. Barraza's bright, focused soprano and Bybee's virile baritone soared over the orchestra, and the stage sizzled when they were together. Both showed strong comedic instincts, which contrasted beautifully with their grief as Mimì lay dying."
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation 40th Annual Gala Concert 2014 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Mozart’s Don Giovanni La ci darem la mano. "Jared Bybee’s luscious lustful baritone beguiled us all."
philly.com by David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic, February 19, 2014
AVA assures a strong future for 'Traviata'
"baritone Jared Bybee was a fully realized Germont"