Friday 17th March 2023
New Zealand national
Jonathan Eyers is a Baritone from Hamilton, New Zealand, and has recently completed his second year of the Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean.
As a student at Guildhall, Jonathan has taken part in numerous performances: in the London Symphony Orchestra’s production of Candide with Marin Alsop; in Iain Burnside’s Swansong; at Wigmore Hall in a public masterclass with Thomas Quasthoff; in Graham Johnson’s SongGuild Lieder series; 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. On the Opera Studies course at Guildhall, Jonathan has performed the roles of Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Simon in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, Der Zar in Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich photographieren, Tancredi in Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, and Pierrot in Smyth’s Fête Galante.
Away from Guildhall, Jonathan has worked as a soloist with NZ Opera, Julliard 415, the Auckland Philharmonic, Berlin Italian Opera, Grimeborn Festival, and British Youth Opera. He is a founding member of Whānau London Voices and is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist 2022/23. Jonathan recently performed the role of Bonafede in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna with Bampton Classical Opera, and will be covering the role of Ernie in Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life with English National Opera.