John Holiday announces her 2019-20 Season

John Holiday announces his 2019-20 Season

The rising countertenor’s season includes performances in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s new opera Eurydice with the LA Opera, debuts with the Lucerne Symphony, La Jolla Music Festival and Dayton Opera, and a debut with the Shanghai International Theatre Festival for a reprisal of his role as First Male Voice in Paradise Interrupted.

One of the finest countertenors of his generation
Los Angeles Times

For Immediate Release - New York, NY - Countertenor John Holiday is excited to announce his 2019-20 season, including a world premiere with LA Opera, and several national and international debuts. Holiday kicks off his season by bringing his Baroque expertise for his debut at La Jolla Music Festival, singing a selection of Purcell and Handel arias alongside the famed Mark Morris Dance Group. He then made his debut at the Art Macau Festival for performances of his “excellent” (New York Times) portrayal as the First Male Voice in Huang Ruo’s chamber opera Paradise Interrupted, a role he created at the Spoleto Festival in 2016 for the world premiere. 

Holiday’s season continues with his debut at the Lucerne Symphony as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and in a solo recital with Roger Vignoles, followed by a welcome return to the LA Opera in Matthew Aucoin’s new opera Eurydice, which reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age, alongside Danielle de Niese, Rod Gilfry, Joshua Hopkins, and Barry Banks. The season concludes with his house debut at Dayton Opera in a semi-staged production of "Going for Baroque" with Dayton Ballet, followed by a recital in conjunction with Jacob Lawrence's "Struggle Series" at The MET Museum.

Notable highlights from last season include his performance at The Apollo, debuts at the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor and The Dallas Opera Recital Series, as well as his debut at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan performing the role of First Male Voice in Huang Ruo’s chamber opera Paradise Interrupted.

2019-20 Season Dates

La Jolla Music Festival – festival debut
Soloist for Mark Morris Dance Group 
August 21 - 22, 2019

Art Macao Festival – MGM Residency – house debut
First Male Voice in Paradise Interrupted
Jennifer Wen Ma Production
August 23 - August 31, 2019

Metropolitan Opera 
Orfeo ed Eurydice – covering Orfeo
Mark Morris Production
October 20 - November 10, 2019 

Lucerne Symphony – debut
Messiah Alto Soloist & Recital
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen 
Recital With Roger Vignoles at Piano  
December 12 & 15, 2019

LA Opera – role debut
Eurydice – role of Orpheus’s Double
February 1 - 23, 2020   
*Premiere of Opera 
** Co-Production w/ The Metropolitan Opera for the 21-22 season

Dayton Opera – house debut
Going For Baroque – Soloist
Semi-Staged Production with Dayton Ballet 
April 24th & 26th, 2020

The MET Museum
Recital in conjunction with Art: Jacob Lawrence’s “Struggle Series”
Grace Rainey Auditorium
June 6, 2020

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John Holiday performs Dvorak's Going Home


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