An opera singer with Tourette’s

An opera singer with Tourette’s


norman lebrecht

April 17, 2015

Fascinating story on the struggle of  baritone Jason Duika, who suffers up to 500 ticks a day but has graduated from IU  Jacobs School of Music and is starting a professional career. Read here.

And watch Jason explain how he overcomes the condition.

jason duika


  • Mark Mortimer says:

    He’s done well.

    The I U School of music however is enough to give anyone Tourettes!

    Sorry that was a joke

  • bratschegirl says:

    What a delightful and brave young man. Thank you for sharing this! I wish him every success.

  • Tim Walton says:

    What an inspirational young man!

  • Jules says:

    I believe you meant “tics.” 500 ticks a day would most certainly have a very different medical result.