- Resident Artists
Jonathan Boyd - Jacquino
Tenor Jonathan Boyd has performed in opera and oratorio throughout Europe, North America and South America where his recent international debuts have included Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Teatro Colon, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Le Grand Théâtre de Limoges, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Opera Royal de Wallonie, Eliezer in Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon at the Palais des Beaux Arts Bruxelles, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Festival Lyrique-en-mer de Belle Île, Alfredo in La traviata with Akouna, Opéra en plein air, and Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress with Ponte de Lima (Portugal).
In the 2007-2008 season and beyond, Mr. Boyd performs Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Seattle Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the title role in Werther with Teatro Colon (Argentina), Camille in The Merry Widow with Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Narraboth in Salome with the Dallas Opera, Alfredo in La traviata with the Chautauqua Opera, Jaquino in Fidelio with Portland Opera, and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with L’Opera de Nice. Previously in the 2006-2007 Season, he performed Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Portland Opera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with Michigan Opera Theatre, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress with Ponte de Lima (Portugal), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, and Fenton in Falstaff at Le Grand Théâtre de Limoges.
Mr. Boyd has an extensive repertoire in the operas of the 20th Century, including Michigan Opera Theater’s World Premiere of Margaret Garner in the role of George Hancock and New York City Opera’s productions of Mother of Us All and Central Park. Composer Lee Hoiby personally chose Mr. Boyd for the role of Romeo in his opera Roméo et Juliette, which he subsequently sang in the semi-staged performances at the Opera America convention in Vancouver, as well as with New York City Opera, Stamford Symphony in Connecticut, and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center.
Additional previous engagements have included those with San Francisco Opera’s productions of Falstaff, Turandot, The Merry Widow (released on DVD), Mother of Us All, Alcina as cover of Oronte and Die Zauberflöte as cover of Tamino. He made his debut with the Virginia Opera in the role of Rodolfo in La bohème, his Michigan Opera Theatre as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, his Portland Opera debut as Sam in Street Scene, as well as Roméo with Utah and Nashville Opera in Roméo et Juliette. For his portrayal of Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Sarasota Opera, Mr. Boyd was hailed in Opera News as “a standout and having a ravishing mezza voce.” In additional seasons with Sarasota Opera his roles included Nadir in Les pêcheurs des perles and Fenton in Falstaff.
While with Santa Fe Opera’s production of A Dream Play, Mr. Boyd received an award from The National Federation of Music Clubs for his accomplishments. Mr. Boyd has performed the role of Sam in Susannah in two separate productions with Opera Columbus and L’Opéra de Montréal. He also appeared in the role of Tom in The Rake’s Progress and as Lyric Tenor in Postcard from Morocco. He made his debut with Lake George Opera in the title role of Candide.
Mr. Boyd’s Concert appearances have included those with the New York Philharmonic in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Maestro Kurt Masur, the Philadelphia Orchestra in a recording of I Pagliacci with Maestro Riccardo Muti, with the Choral Arts Society as Tenor Soloist in Haydn’s Creation at the Kennedy Center, Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, in Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony, as well as with Maestro Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque. Subsequently, Mr. Boyd returned for a Christmas Gala Concert with Philharmonia Baroque in Bach’s E flat Magnificat and Cantata 110. With Orchestre Métropolitain du grand Montréal Mr. Boyd was the tenor soloist for Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, with I Musici de Montréal he appeared as tenor soloist in Finzi’s Dies Natalis and in Britten’s Les Illuminations and Mozart in Virginia Symphony’s presentation of Mozart and Salieri by Rimsky Korsakov.