About this Artist
Baritone JAMES MARTIN SCHAEFER (Jailer) has an active performing career throughout California. His recent performances include Belcore in Opera Pacific's "Opera in the Raw" production of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love. Schaefer's operatic credits include The Mandarin in Puccini's Turandot, the Jailer in Puccini's Tosca, and Commissionaire in Verdi's La traviata, and he is a member of Opera Pacific's O.P.E.R.A. artist program. Schaefer has appeared as a frequent soloist with the Pacific Chorale under the direction of John Alexander, in such works as Schubert's Mass in G, Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Herbert Howells' Requiem, Arvo Pärt's St. John Passion, Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, and Fauré's Requiem under the baton of Bobby McFerrin. Schaefer has also appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and the Long Beach Symphony.