Tenor Jon Jurgens has established himself
as a versatile young talent with a wide
range of repertoire. He has been hailed by
Opera News as "...a surprise discovery, an
affable, open-throated Italianate tenor with
a full, easy top and real lyric bloom..."
Most recently, Jon returned to Boston Lyric
Opera to cover Cavaradossi in Tosca and perform
the role of Spoletta, which he then also performed
with Opera Omaha. This summer he also
returned to Opera NEO to perform the role
of Ferrando in Così fan tutte. Other recent
highlights include Don José in Carmen
(Opera Columbus), Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly
(HHOT), and Sellem in The Rake's Progress,
while covering the role of Tom Rakewell
(Boston Lyric Opera). 2015-16 season highlights
include the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray
(Odyssey Opera), Rodolfo in La Bohème (Opera Raw),
and Don José in Carmen (Opera NEO).
As a studio artist with Sarasota Opera, he has performed many roles including Curley in Of Mice and Men, Steuermann in Der Fliegende Höllander, and Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro. Mr. Jurgens was highly acclaimed as Tristan in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of The Love Potion, and he made his BLO debut as Gastone in La traviata. Also at BLO, Mr. Jurgens has performed the roles of St. Brioche in The Merry Widow and Schmidt in Werther, while covering the roles of Camille and Werther (Boston Lyric Opera). In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Jurgens had the pleasure of making his debut with Chautauqua Opera in the role of Fenton in Falstaff. Jon is very excited to make his debut next year with Emmanuel Music singing the title role in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex.
Photo Credit: Rod Millington