Jonathan Blalock

Jonathan Blalock recently triumphed as Prince Claus in the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus at The Dallas Opera.  His critically acclaimed performance was broadcast to Lincoln Center and is available on DVD. Engagements for 2016-17 include Ramiro with Syracuse Opera, Beppe with Arizona MusicFest, Nanki-Poo with Performance Santa Fe, a debut with Michigan Opera Theatre as Harry in La Fanciulla del West and Lt. Cable in South Pacific with Southern Opera in Georgia. Acclaimed for his work in 21st Century Opera, Jonathan has appeared in a number of world premieres, including Huang Ruo’s An American Soldier with Washington National Opera, The Secret Agent with The Armel Festival in Hungary; Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls with Fort Worth Opera; and Paul’s Case with Urban Arias, which Alex Ross in The New Yorker declared it as one of the top ten musical events of 2014.  Additionally, Jonathan sang The Electrician in Adès’ Powder Her Face with West Edge Opera and has sung Hydrogen Jukebox (by Philip Glass) with both West Edge Opera and Fort Worth Opera. As a specialist in Rossini and Mozart, Blalock has performed Pedrillo with Des Moines Metro Opera; Don Ottavio with Cedar Rapids Opera and Nevada Opera; Ferrando with Capitol Opera Raleigh; Almaviva with Tri-Cities Opera, LOFT Opera, and Opera Company of Middlebury; Ramiro with Opera Roanoke, Opera in Williamsburg, and as a guest with Bob Jones University; and covered two Rossini roles at Santa Fe Opera: Rodrigo (Donna del Lago) and Conduliermo (Maometto II).

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