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International Opera Awards Bursary (2013)
"John Porter is a terrific singer and his rendition of Johanna in the first act was meltingly beautiful. He brought the love-struck Anthony winningly to life" Seen and Heard International (2019)
"John Porter as the sailor Anthony Hope, suitor to Johanna, gives a heartfelt performance using his beautiful, honeyed tenor voice to great effect." Irish Independent (2019)
"The best singing comes from John Porter as the decent young sailor Anthony" The Times (2019)
'He possesses a clear, lyric voice with no problems in the upper register – top notes were as easy as shelling peas.' Opera Now
John Porter Tenor
Hailing from Donegal, Ireland, John is a graduate of Royal Academy Opera and University of Ulster. He currently studies under the tutelage of Rosa Mannion, Catrin Wyn-Davies and Audrey Hyland. Also an alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia and Les Azuriales, John has found professional advance as a former Young Artist for Garsington Opera and Northern Ireland Opera. More recently he was declared a finalist in Accademia Teatro alla Scala competition.
Operatic roles include: Alfred Die Fledermaus, Tamino The Magic Flute, Rodolfo La bohème, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Tony West Side Story, Kornélis La princesse jaune, Anthony Sweeney Todd, Basilio Le nozze di Figaro, Borsa Rigoletto, Nadir The Pearl Fishers, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi, Beppe Rita, Spoletta Tosca and Ulysses Ulysses, A Musical Odyssey (Laurence Roman; première) and opera scenes including: Bill Flight, Graf Albert Die tote Stadt, Pylade Iphigénie en Tauride and Il Duca Rigoletto.
This season sees John return to Northern Ireland Opera in the roles of Alfred in Die Fledermaus and the Narrator in The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse, he joins The Belfast Ensemble for the world premiere of Abomination: A DUP Opera and he makes his debut as Tamino in The Magic Flute with Waterperry Opera Festival, Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville for his four year with Jackdaws Music Trust and his makes his debut at the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival in three roles, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Beppe in I Pagliacci, as well as Aeglamour in the world premiere of Ina Boyle’s children’s opera Maudlin of Paplewick.
On the concert platform, John has performed works including personal favourites Bach’s St John Passion; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. Also confident in recital John enjoys breathing life into characterful song cycles such as Schubert’s Schwanengesang, Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, and Finzi’s Til Earth Outwears.
John is grateful for the support he has received in his career thus far including that of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Richard Lewis Jean Shanks Trust, The Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust, and The International Opera Awards Foundation.
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