Jason Shute (1972-74)

Jason Shute joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in September 1972 as a baritone chorister. During his first season (September 1972-June 1973), he appeared regularly as Second Yeoman in The Yeomen of the Guard and deputized on occasion as Sergeant Bouncer in Cox and Box and Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance.

For his second season, beginning July 1973, Shute added Bouncer and Antonio in The Gondoliers to his regular duties, and understudied principal baritones Kenneth Sandford and Michael Rayner, going on from time-to-time as the Counsel for the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Archibald Grosvenor in Patience, Strephon in Iolanthe, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, and Wilfred Shadbolt in The Yeomen of the Guard. Shute left the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in April or May 1974.

Jason Shute eventually moved to South Australia where he worked for a time as musical director for a choir known as the Graduate Singers. He is also a composer of choral works premiered by the Graduate Singers.

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