Thursday, September 15, 2011
Jonathan is an exciting young baritone “possessing considerable agility” (Grand Rapids Press, MI). His substantial range allows him to access both the baritone and bass-baritone repertoire. In addition to his collaboration with the early music chamber group The Rose Ensemble Jonathan holds an active performance schedule on the opera and concert stages.
With Fresco Opera Theater he has performed on both the Dueling Diva’s II and Ding Dong the Diva’s Dead programs in addition to serving as Ring Master in tonight’s Big Top Opera. He performed “Dr. Grenvil” in La Traviata with the Minnesota Orchestra and made his Skylark Opera debut in the summer of 2011 as “The Harold of Burgundy” in The Vagabond King. Other roles include singing “Alfesibeo” in the North American Premier of Gli Amore d’Apollo e di Daphne under the musical direction of Paul O’Dette; “Belcore” in L’elisir d’amore for the Sieur Duluth Summer Arts Festival; “Sarastro” in Die Zauberflöte; and “Tarquinius” in The Rape of Lucretia.
Jonathan’s versatility extends to the concert stage as well. He is quickly becoming known for his interpretation of Carmina Burana and the works of J.S. Bach. Other performances include the Requiem’s of Mozart and Durufle; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; and Handel’s Messiah.
Jonathan teaches voice at North Central University.