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Jonathan Forbes Kennedy

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Pallante
Agrippina (Handel)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2017
Lesbo
Agrippina (Handel)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2017
Count Almaviva
The Marriage of Figaro (in English) (Mozart)
Edinburgh Studio Opera
2017
Papageno
The Magic Flute (In English) (W. A. Mozart)
Fife Opera
2017
Martino
L'ocassione fa il Ladro (Rossini)
Raucous Rossini
2017
Reverend Tregold
The Life To Come (Louis Sebastian Mander)
Surrey Opera
2017
Harry
The Fallen Soldier (Louis Mander)
Belsize Opera
2017
La Poeta
Prima la musica (Salieri)
Student Production
2016
Onegin
Eugene Onegin (in English) (Tchaikovsky)
Fife Opera
2016
Escamillo
Carmen (in English) (Bizet)
Edinburgh Studio Opera
2016
Filiberto
Il Signor Bruschino (Rossini)
Raucous Rossini
2016
Antonio
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2015
Host of the Garter Inn
Sir John in Love (Vaughan-Williams)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2015
Count Almaviva
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Opera Dei Lumi
2015
Norton
La cambiale di matrimonio (Rossini)
Raucous Rossini
2014

Operetta/G&S

Sgt Bouncer
Cox and Box (Arthur Sullivan)
The Scottish Consort
2016
Grosvenor
Patience (Gilbert & Sullivan)
East Kilbride Gilbert and Sullivan Society
2013

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Old American Songs: Sets 1 & 2 (Aaron Copland)
City of Carlisle Orchestra
2017
Baritone soloist
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan-Williams)
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir
2016
Bass / Baritone soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Roxburgh Singers
2016
Baritone
Winterreise (Franz Schubert)
Glen Lyon Church
2016
Baritone soloist
Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns)
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir
2016
Baritone soloist
In terra pax (Finzi)
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir
2016
Peter, Judas, Pilate and Highpriest
St Matthew Passion (Bach)
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir
2016
Bass soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Opera Dei Lumi
2016
Baritone soloist
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan-Williams)
Kirkcudbright Choral Society
2016
All Male Solos
Serenade to Music (Vaughan-Williams)
Kirkcudbright Choral Society
2016
Bass soloist
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven)
City of Glasgow Chorus
2015
Bass soloist
Israel In Egypt (Handel)
City of Glasgow Chorus
2015
Baritone soloist
Requiem (Faure)
Strathaven Choral Society
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Jonathan Forbes Kennedy - Easter from 5 Mystical Songs (With Glasgow Cathedral Choir)

Turn ye to me

Escamillo (Edinburgh Studio Opera)

Escamillo (Edinburgh Studio Opera)

Escamillo (Edinburgh Studio Opera)

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

La Poeta (Prima la Musica e poi la Parole)

Prima la Musica

Sir John in love 1

Sir John in love 2

John Mather Rising Star Award (2016)

Competitions

Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. (2013)

Jonathan Kennedy projected well as Escamillo too, dominating the stage. http://www.operascotland.org/tour/3498/Carmen-2016 (2016)

Jonathan Kennedy, in the title role, has a warm-toned baritone and sang with great attention to detail. http://www.operascotland.org/tour/3603/Eugene-Onegin-2016 (2016)

MMus (Performance)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2015–2017
BMus (Hons
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2011–2015

Scottish Baritone Jonathan Forbes Kennedy graduated with an MMus (performance) degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2017. During his time at the Conservatoire, he won the Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing and was Highly Commended in the Governor's Recital Prize for Singing.

Jonathan has been privileged to take part in Masterclasses/Coachings with Marybeth Dayme Bunch, Lisa Milne, John Treleaven, Malcolm Martineau and Roderick Williams.
Operatic roles include: Eugene Onegin (Fife Opera) Escamillo in Carmen (Edinburgh Studio Opera), Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Dei Lumi), The Host of the Garter Inn in Sir John in Love (RCS) and Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro (RCS). He recently finished a tour of the UK and Italy in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il Ladro with Raucous Rossini. Jonathan created the role of Harry in world premiere of Louis Mander’s The Fallen Soldier with Belsize Opera, and the role of Reverend Tregold in the world premiere of Louis Mander’s The Life to come, set to a Libretto by Stephen Fry, with Surrey Opera,

On the concert platform he has sung as a soloist for the Mozart and Fauré Requiems, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, J S Bach's St Matthew and St John Passions, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to music and 5 Mystical songs, Finzi’s In terra pax and Saint Saens’ Oratorio de Noel. He has also performed Schubert's Winterreise with Pianist Jacco Lamfers and Copland’s Old American Songs with the City of Carlisle Orchestra.

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