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McGovern, Jonathan (baritone)
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Jonathan McGovern (baritone)

A graduate of King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Music, Jonathan McGovern is the recipient of the Second Prize at the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the Gold Medal and First Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition in 2010, the Karaviotis Prize at the 2011 Les Azuriales Competition and the Jean Meikle Duo Prize at the 2011 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, where he was also a finalist. Jonathan is a former Britten-Pears Young Artist and an Associate Artist with Classical Opera.

Operatic roles have included Sid (Britten’s Albert Herring) at Aldeburgh, Jake in the premiere of Two Boys by Nico Muhly, Yamadori (Puccini’s Madama Butterfly), Simon Vines in Michel van der Aa’s The Sunken Garden, Polynices in Julian Anderson’s Thebans, all for ENO; Figaro (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Verbier Festival Academy; and the title role in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse for the Iford Arts Music Festival under Christian Curnyn. An outstandingly gifted recitalist, Jonathan has performed with pianists Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake, Simon Lepper, James Baillieu and Timothy End at Wigmore Hall, the Edinburgh and Brighton Festivals and Lille Opera.

Jonathan’s concert work includes The Yeomen of the Guard with Jane Glover and the BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms, the title role in Telemann’s Orpheus with Ian Page and Classical Opera at the London Handel Festival, and Junior in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with Kent Nagano and Ensemble Modern at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Albums
'Debussy: Songs, Vol. 3' (CDA68016)
Debussy: Songs, Vol. 3
Pre-order CD by post £10.50 CDA68016  October 2014 Release  
'The English Stage Jig' (CDA67754)
The English Stage Jig
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67754 
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Argeers  Part 8 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Auprès de cette grotte sombre  No 1 of Le promenoir des deux amants, L129 (Debussy)
Cavalilly Man  Part 9 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Chanson triste, L24 (Debussy)
Ch'ave overcome my voes (Wat/Company)  First line to Upon a Summers Day, Part 10 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Crois mon conseil, chère Climène  No 2 of Le promenoir des deux amants, L129 (Debussy)
Dans le jardin, L107 (Debussy)
Des trous à son pourpoint vermeil  First line to La Belle au Bois dormant, L81 (Debussy)
Good morrow fellow Filcher (Nim/Filcher)  First line to The Friar and the Nun, Part 1 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
I can dance and I can sing (Moll Medlar/Wat)  First line to Stingo – Half Hanekin, Part 6 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Jack a Lent  Part 4 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Je regardais dans le jardin  First line to Dans le jardin, L107 (Debussy)
Je tremble en voyant ton visage  No 3 of Le promenoir des deux amants, L129 (Debussy)
La Belle au Bois dormant, L81 (Debussy)
Le promenoir des deux amants, L129 (Debussy)
Les baisers d'amour, L23 (Debussy)
Non, les baisers d'amour n'éveillent point les morts!  First line to Les baisers d'amour, L23 (Debussy)
Now farawel Lungeon, iche may zing (Wat/Filcher/Nim/Moll Medlar/Baby)  First line to Cavalilly Man, Part 9 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Oh wo, wo, wo, what zhall chee do? (Wat/Baby)  First line to The Gelding of the Devil, Part 7 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
On entend un chant sur l'eau  First line to Chanson triste, L24 (Debussy)
Our Taunton den is a dungeon (Wat)  First line to Upon a Summers Day – Kemp's Jig, Part 2 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Quick let us share (Filcher/Nim)  First line to Jack a Lent, Part 4 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Soldiers fight and Hectors rant on (Moll Medlar)  First line to The Carman's Whistle, Part 5 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Stingo – Half Hanekin  Part 6 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Carman's Whistle  Part 5 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Friar and the Nun  Part 1 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Gelding of the Devil  Part 7 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The rainbow never knew (Filcher/Nim/Wat)  First line to The Friar and the Nun, Part 3 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Upon a Summers Day  Part 10 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Upon a Summers Day – Kemp's Jig  Part 2 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
We shall ne're have lucky minuit (Filcher/Nim)  First line to Argeers, Part 8 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
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