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John Porter

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United Kingdom

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Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)
Northern Ireland Opera
Il Duca di Mantova
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Northern Ireland Opera
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
Diva Opera 2018 Tour
La Princesse jaune (Camille Saint-Saëns)
Northern Opera Group
West Side Story (Bernstein)
The Bath Festivals
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Northern Ireland Opera

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'He possesses a clear, lyric voice with no problems in the upper register – top notes were as easy as shelling peas.' Opera Now

Royal Academy of Music Opera Course
Royal Academy of Music London

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: Rodolfo La bohème, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Basilio Le nozze di Figaro, 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, Il Duca Rigoletto and Alfred Die Fledermaus. This season he has performed Tony West Side Story for The Bath Festival, Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Diva Opera, Kornélis La princesse jaune for Northern Opera Group and Borsa Rigoletto for Northern Ireland Opera whilst simultaneously covering Il Duca and looks forward to joining Northern Ireland Opera again to perform Anthony in their production of Sweeney Todd

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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