Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dueling Divas II: Divo Battle! Featuring Jonathan Ten Brink!

Jonathan Ten Brink is an exciting young baritone “possessing considerable agility” (Grand Rapids Press). He is equally comfortable on the operatic and concert stages and capable of singing both the baritone and bass-baritone repertoire.

Since moving to the Twin Cities in 2006 he has been a featured soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra; Minnesota Chorale; Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul; Oratorio Society of Minnesota; Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; and Minnesota Bach Society.

His concert work ranges from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion to Orff’s Carmina Burana and includes the Requiems of Durufle and Mozart as well as Mendelssohn’s Elijah and an award winning performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Calvin College Oratorio Society; broadcast on NPR and PBS stations across the country.

His Opera credits include singing “Alfesibeo” in the North American premiere of Gli amore d’Apolle e di Daphne under the musical direction of Paul O’Dette; “Tarquinius “in The Rape of Lucretia; “Belcore” in L’elisir d’amore;”and ”Zarastro” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte . A frequent collaborator, Jonathan currently sings with the St. Paul based early music Rose Ensemble.

In addition to maintaining a private studio, Jonathan currently teaches voice at North Central University. He has previously held positions at Concordia College, the University of Minnesota, and Bowling Green State University where he received his Masters of Music. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the studio of Phillip Zawisza at the University of Minnesota.

Jonathan will be featured in Dueling Divas II "Divo Battle."

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