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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.


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