Jeremy Ovenden

Tenor

“…sung sublimely by Jeremy Ovenden….dazzling throughout: exhilarating in the supple duet with Bausor in Frohe Hirten and in the trio sonata textures of Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben, and exquisite in the hushed, elevated lines of So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier.”

Anna Picard, The Times

Jeremy Ovenden studied with Norman Bailey and Neil Mackie at The Royal College of Music, London and privately with Nicolai Gedda.

Highlights

  • Grimoaldo Rodelinda; title role La Clemenza di Tito; title role Idomeneo; Don Ottavio – Teatro Real, Madrid
  • Title role Idomeneo – Theater an der Wien; New York Mostly Mozart Festival – Rene Jacobs
  • Britten War Requiem – Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Belfiore La Finta Giardiniera; title role Lucio Silla, Jupiter Semele – La Monnaie, Brussels
  • Haydn The Seasons – LSO – Sir Colin Davis; Bayerische Rundfunkorchester – Simon Rattle
  • Nerone L’incoronazione di Poppea – Opéra National de Paris; La Scala Milan

Biography

Forthcoming highlights include Britten War Requiem with Philippe Herreweghe and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; Britten Serenade for tenor, horn & strings with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Mozart Zaide with the Munich Radio Orchestra and Rinaldo Alessandrini; Bach Christmas Oratorio with…

Forthcoming highlights include Britten War Requiem with Philippe Herreweghe and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; Britten Serenade for tenor, horn & strings with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Mozart Zaide with the Munich Radio Orchestra and Rinaldo Alessandrini; Bach Christmas Oratorio with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Messiah with Philadelphia Orchestra and Bernard Labadie, and title role Idomeneo and Emilio Partenope for Teatro Real Madrid.

Past concert Bach highlights have included Christmas Oratorio with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski; Evangelist St Matthew Passion with Rotterdam Philharmonic; Evangelist St John Passion with WDR Sinfonieorchester as well as St Matthew Passion Arias with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Ivor Bolton.

Jeremy has sung Britten Serenade and War Requiem with the Strasbourg Philharmonic and Danish National Orchestras; Mozart Requiem at the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms with Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra; Haydn Seasons with the LSO and the late Sir Colin Davis, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester and Andrew Manze, the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh (also for a recording) and with Sir Simon Rattle and the Bayerischer Rundfunkorchester, and Messiah with the Chicago and St Louis Symphony Orchestras and Bernard Labadie. His concert repertoire also includes Mendelssohn Elijah; Beethoven Missa Solemnis; Elgar The Dream of Gerontius; Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ; Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht  and he has toured with Rene Jacobs in performances of Handel Saul, Il Trionfo del Tempo and La Resurrezione.

On the opera stage most recently Jeremy has appeared in the title role Mozart Lucio Silla for La Monnaie, Brussels; Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at the Edinburgh Festival and La Clemenza di Tito for both Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse and Teatro Real Madrid.  Other roles have included Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea  and title role in Monteverdi Orfeo; Bajazet Tamerlano; Tigrane Radamisto; Grimoaldo Rodelinda and Jupiter Semele, as well as Belfiore La Finta Giardiniera  and title role Idomeneo in theatres including Theater an der Wien; Teatro Real, Madrid; Opéra National de Paris; La Monnaie; Dutch National Opera; Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Staatsoper Berlin.

Jeremy’s extensive discography includes Bach St Mark and St John Passions and Cantatas, Handel Saul and L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, Haydn Seasons and Creation, Mozart Il Sogno di Scipione, Betulia Liberata, La Finta Semplice, L’Oca del Cairo and Lo Sposo Deluso and an acclaimed recital of Mozart arias with OAE: An Italian Journey.

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