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JONATHAN EYERS

Baritone

Hamilton

Jonathan Eyers is a baritone from Hamilton, New Zealand, and is currently on the first year of the prestigious Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean. Jonathan holds a Master of Performance with Distinction from Guildhall, a BMus (Hons) with First Class Honours at the University of Waikato under Dame Malvina Major, where he was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar. Jonathan has performed regularly as a concert and oratorio soloist in New Zealand, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Whilst living in New Zealand, Jonathan sang with NZ Opera, both as a chorus member and as a soloist, including as Billy in the world premiere of Harris’ Brass Poppies, Belcore in Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, and Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

As a student at Guildhall, Jonathan has taken part in numerous exciting performances: in the LSO's production of Candide with Marin Alsop, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Sir Thomas Allen; in Iain Burnside's Swansong at Guildhall; at Wigmore Hall in a public masterclass with Thomas Quasthoff; in a Lieder concert created and coached by Graham Johnson; recorded for BBC Radio 3 in his performance of Detlev Glanert’s Gesang des Achill as part of the BBC's total immersion weekend of the composer.

Outside of Guildhall, Jonathan is already making an impact on the London Opera scene. He sang the role of Derek Stevens in Matt Geer's Sane and Sound in the Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre, sang numerous roles in the recent production of Scoring a Century with British Youth Opera directed by Keith Warner, and sang as a member of the chorus in Opera Holland Park’s productions of Manon Lescaut and Un ballo in Maschera.

Jonathan is extremely grateful to the support that he has received in the past from Guildhall, Kiwi Music Trust, New Zealand Opera Foundation, Hunn Education Trust, Tait Memorial Trust, Dame Malvina Major Foundation, Copernicus Lodge, and St Paul’s Collegiate School.