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Jonathan Eyers

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

New Zealander

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Schaunard
La boheme (Puccini)
Berlin Italian Opera
2018
Malatesta
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
New Zealand Opera
2017
Belcore
The Elixir of Love (Donizetti)
New Zealand Opera
2016
Bob
The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti)
The University of Waikato
2015

Operetta/G&S

Pish-Tush
The Mikado (Sullivan)
New Zealand Opera
2017

Contemporary Opera

Billy
Brass Poppies (Ross Harris)
New Zealand Opera
2016
Potatau/James Barnes
Flowing Water (Janet Jennings)
The University of Waikato
2016
Vasa
The White Lady (David Griffiths)
The University of Waikato
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Jesus
Matthaus-Passion (Schutz)
Studio Piano e Canto
2018
Baritone soloist
Requiem (Durufle)
English Choir Berlin
2018
Bass soloist
Messiah (Handel)
NZ Barok
2017
Bass soloist
BWV 21 (Bach)
Bach Musica
2017
Baritone soloist
Symphony No. 3 'Espansiva' (Neilsen)
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
2017

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Jonathan Eyers - Papageno Suicide Scene by Mozart (online-audio-converter.com)

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Jonathan Eyers

Master of Music
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018–2019
Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours)
The University of Waikato
2013–2016

Jonathan recently completed his BMus (Hons) with First Class Honours from the University of Waikato under Dame Malvina Major, where he was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar.

Jonathan’s concert and oratorio repertoire include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Ramirez’s Missa Criolla , Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Mozart’s Vespers solennes de Dominica, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Durufle’s Requiem and Cantatas BWV 4, 12, 44, 82, 93, BuxWV 51, and GWV 1161.

Jonathan’s operatic roles include Speaker/Second Priest/Second Man in Armour in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Vasa in David Griffith’s The White Lady, Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Bob in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and Potatau/James Barnes in Jennings’ Flowing Water.

Jonathan has also been involved with NZ Opera since 2014 performing as Billy in the world premiere of Harris’ Brass Poppies, Belcore in Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and as a chorus member in Tosca, The Magic Flute, The Mikado, Carmen, and Manon Lescaut.

Jonathan recently debuted as a soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in June singing in their performance of Neilsen’s Symphony No. 3 “Espansiva”. Also in June, Jonathan worked with Maestro Masaaki Suzuki and Juilliard 415 at the Bach Cantata workshops in Nelson.

Jonathan was recently awarded the Creative/Performing Arts Person of the Year award at the 2016 University of Waikato Blues Awards. He was Bass Leader of the New Zealand Youth Choir and for the last five years, was a member of the Voices NZ Chamber Choir. Jonathan is also a keyboard player, playing the piano for 17 years, the organ for 9 years, and beginning harpsichord studies last year.

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