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Jonathan Cooke

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French, Spanish

Opera

Spoletta
Tosca (Puccini)
The Opera Project
2017
1st Armed Man/2nd Priest
Magic Flute (Mozart)
Mid Wales Opera
2017
Eisenstein
Die Fledermaus (J Strauss)
Fulham Opera
2016
Goro
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Ormond Opera
2016
Turridu
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2016
Angelo
Miracle! An Opera for Sunderland (Marcos Ferndandez)
Music in the Minster
2015
Missail
Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky)
St Endellion Summer Music Festival
2015
Le Mari
Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2015
Tamino
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Young Opera Venture
2014
Ruggero
La rondine (Puccini)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2014
Parpignol
La Boheme (Puccini)
St Endellion Summer Music Festival
2014
Tom Snout
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/Scottish Opera
2013
Remendado
Carmen (Bizet)
St. Endellion Summer Music Festival
2013
The Mayor
Albert Herring (Britten)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2012
Georg Weikmann
Kaspar Hauser: Child of Europe (Rory Boyle)
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
2010

Chorus

Chorus
Tosca (Puccini)
Grange Park Opera
2017
Chorus
Jenufa (Janáček)
Grange Park Opera
2017
Chorus
Ariodante (Handel)
Scottish Opera
2016
Chorus
Tannhauser (Wagner)
Longborough Festival Opera
2016
Chorus
Jenufa (Janáček)
Longborough Festival Opera
2016
Chorus
La Boheme (Puccini)
Grange Park Opera
2015
Chorus
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns)
Grange Park Opera
2015
Chorus
The Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan)
Scottish Opera/D'Oyly Carte
2013
Extra Chorus
Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner)
Scottish Opera
2013
Extra Chorus
Tosca (Puccini)
Scottish Opera
2012
Extra Chorus
Cavalleria rusticana and I Pagliacci (Mascagni and Leoncavallo)
Scottish Opera
2012
Extra Chorus
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Scottish Opera
2011
Chorus
La Donna del Lago (Rossini)
Garsington Opera
2007

Oratorio/Concerts

Evangelist
St John Passion (J.S. Bach)
Congleton Choral Society
2017
St Nicolas
St Nicolas (Benjamin Britten)
Frodsham and District Choral Society
2016
Tenor Soloist
The Crucifixion (Kelly)
Chester Music Society, Chester Cathedral
2015
Tenor soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Stafford and District Choral Society
2015
Tenor soloist
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Britten)
Cheshire Sinfonia
2015
Tenor Soloist
Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (Mendelssohn)
Paisley Abbey
2014
Tenor Soloist
Hymn of Praise (Mendelssohn)
Arbroath and District Choral Society
2014
Tenor soloist
On this island (Britten)
Exon Singers Festival, Tavistock
2013
Abraham
Abraham and Isaac (Britten)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2013
Tenor Soloist
St Nicolas (Britten)
Various
Tenor soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Various
Tenor soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Various

Session Work

Pre-recorded Chorus
Ghost Patrol (Stuart MacRae)
Scottish Opera
2012
Tenor soloist, Film Soundtrack
Ironclad (Lorne Balfe)
Warner Brothers
2010

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

1.'Mit Gewitter und Sturm...' - Der Fliegende Holländer. Piano, Julia Lynch (Recorded December 2014)

2. 'Parigi! E la citta dei desideri' - La Rondine - Piano, Julia Lynch (Recorded December 2014)

3. Sleep - Ivor Gurney. Piano, Julia Lynch (Recorded December 2014)

4. 'O del mio amato ben' - Stefano Donaudy. Piano, Julia Lynch (Recorded December 2014)

A Midsummer Night's Dream, RCS/Scottish Opera 2013

Angelo - Miracle! Music in the Minster, 2015

'Anne, here!' - The Rake's Progress, scene. RCS 2014

'Caro elisir, sei mio' - Elisir d'Amore, scene. RCS 2014

'Come to my arms, my lovely fair' Semele, scene. RCS 2012

'How soft, how strong your magic sound' - Magic Flute, Young Opera Venture 2014

'In this same interlude it doth befall...' A Midsummer Night's Dream, RCS/Scottish Opera 2013

Master of Music, Opera Studies
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2013–2015
Postgraduate Diploma (Vocal Studies)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2011–2012
Bachelor of Music (honours)
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
2007–2011

Jonathan is a versatile tenor, equally comfortable on the operatic stage, concert platform, and choral circuit. He recently completed the opera course at the renowned Alexander Gibson Opera School, studying with Amand Hekkers.

Born in Cheshire, Jonathan started singing at an early age. With school, he took part in many concerts and services at Chester Cathedral. He also sang as a treble under Richard Hickox at the St Endellion Festival in North Cornwall.
As a teenager, he performed frequently in plays and musicals, of which R.C.Sherriff's Journey's End, Bernstein's West Side Story and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers stand out.

Jonathan won a scholarship to study singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. During his undergraduate years he represented the Academy in the Junior Kathleen Ferrier competition.
Whilst an undergraduate student at the RSAMD, he created the role of Georg Weikmann in Rory Boyle’s new opera Kaspar Hauser: Child of Europe. Roles in opera scenes performances include Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lechmere - Owen Wingrave, Nemorino - L’Elisir d’Amore, Oronte - Alcina, Male Chorus - The Rape of Lucretia and Jupiter – Semele.
In March 2013 he was the winner of the Frank Spedding Lieder Prize adjudicated by John Shirley-Quirk. He has been commended in both the Margaret Dick award for singing and the Hugh S Roberton Prize for Scots Song, and in February 2014 was a finalist in the Governors' Recital Prize.
Jonathan completed his studies at the Alexander Gibson Opera School (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Principal roles include Ruggero in Puccini's La Rondine (RCS), Tamino in the Young Opera Venture's touring production of The Magic Flute and Le Mari in Poulenc's surreal one-act opera Les Mamelles de Tiresias (RCS).

He has sung in the chorus with opera companies including Rossini’s La Donna del Lago at Garsington Opera, Donizetti’s Emilia di Liverpool with the European Opera Company and in several productions with Scottish Opera. Last summer he was at Grange Park Opera for their productions of La Boheme and Samson et Dalila.

Jonathan has enjoyed a life-longstanding association with the St Endellion Music Festival. Whilst growing up he sang in the chorus, making his way down through the voice parts! He now enjoys cameo appearances in many of the Festival's concerts and operas, whilst assisting behind the scenes for most of the other concerts.

Recent highlights include cruise work aboard Swan Hellenic's Minerva, the role of Angelo a world premiere of Miracle! An Opera for Sunderland, Turridu in Hampstead Garden Opera's Cav & Pag, and a return to the St. Endellion Festival for roles in L'enfance du Christ and Gloriana.

Recent engagements include Goro, Madama Butterfly, Ormond Opera, Chorus and Young Artist Eisenstein in Fulham Opera's Die Fledermaus, and a return to Frodsham and District Choral Society to sing the title role in Britten's St. Nicolas.

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