As a voice teacher, my primary goal is to help the student discover how effortless great singing can feel and how wonderful sharing that feeling with an audience can be.
Victor Jannett joined the Conservatory in 1995, where he has taught the art of singing to hundreds of classical and musical theater students.
A native of St. Louis, Jannett performed often with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, as well as the St. Louis Symphony, singing bass solos in such works as Bach’s cantata Ein Feste Burg and the Mandarin in a concert version of Puccini’s Turandot, which was broadcast on National Public Radio. In Boston, Jannett has performed with many local opera companies, including Boston Lyric Opera and Longwood Opera. He was the Duke of Nottingham in Boston Bel Canto Opera’s production of Roberto Devereux at Jordan Hall. At Harvard's Lowell House Opera, he sang the title role in Rigoletto and Junior in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, in which, according to Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe, he “sang with a handsome ring in his voice" and was also "an uninhibited actor.”
Jannett was Daniel Webster in The Devil and Daniel Webster with Granite State Opera, a portion of which was performed on WGBH radio. His oratorio roles have included Elijah, Manoah in Handel’s Samson, Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, and Haydn’s Creation. In the spring of 2010, as a guest artist with Guerilla Opera in its newly commissioned production of Rumpelstiltskin by Marti Epstein, he sang the role of the King. In three recent summers, while on the faculty of the Vocal Institute at Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, Jannett performed Liszt’s Tre sonetti del Petrarca, as well as Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach with string quartet. Jannett sang Schumann’s Liederkreis and Four duets for mezzo and baritone by Brahms in a recital with Rebecca Folsom at Boston Conservatory.
Jannett was a student of the renowned voice teacher Edward Zambara while earning an artist's diploma in voice at St. Louis Conservatory. He attended the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien and worked with many coaches, directors, and conductors over the years, including John Wustman, Stephen Lord, Colin Graham, Elly Ameling, Hans Hotter, Leonard Slatkin, and James Levine.