Jonathan Boyd, Tenor

Upcoming Performances

Start Date Role Work Company
Feb 2, 2018 Lensky Eugene Onegin Opéra Theater de Metz Metropole (TBA/Paul-Émile Fourny)
 Performances: 2, 4, 6 Feb. 2018
May 14, 2018 Faust Faust Portland Opera (TBA//TBA)
 Performances: TBA- 16 June 2018

Past Performances

Year Role Work Company
2017 Roméo Roméo et Juliette Opéra de Toulon (Giuliano Carella/Paul-Emile Fourny)
2017 Tenor Soloist Dr. DiChiera Gala Michigan Opera Theater (TBA)
2017 Tenor Soloist Serenade to Music Springfield Symphony (Kevin Rhodes)
2017 Tenor Soloist Beethoven Symphony No.9 Traverse Symphony (Kevin Rhodes)
2017 Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte Opera Omaha (Steven White/Andrew Eggert)
2016 Tenor soloist Messiah New Choral Society (John T King)
2016 NarrabothView Reviews
Review: as Narraboth in Salome
Jonathan Boyd was a superb Narraboth, handsome in voice and physical appearance,
—Robert Croan Opera News×
Salome Pittsburgh Opera (Antony Walker/Andrew Sinclair)
2016 Tenor Soloist Opera Outdoors Opera Omaha (Henry MacCarthy)
2016 Roméo Roméo et Juliette Baltimore Opera (James Meena/Bernard Uzan)
2016 Roméo Roméo et Juliette Opera Grand Rapids (James Meena/Bernard Uzan)
2016 Don OttavioView Reviews
Review: as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
El rol de Don Ottavio estuvo correctamente servido por Jonathan Boyd que supo lucir sus virtudes particularmente en sus dos exigentes arias
Opera World×
Don Giovanni Teatro Colon, Buenos Aries (Marc Piollet/Emilio Sagi)
2016 RoméoView Reviews
Review: as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette
She was partnered with Jonathan Boyd, who brought the love-struck Romeo to life with his passionate stage presence and a voice that was more exciting the higher it went. But this was no mere high-note-loving tenor – Boyd ended his Act II soliloquy to the sun with some beautifully executed soft, high singing that was as welcome as it was surprising. Many tenors merely belt out the last note, because that’s all they are able to do.
—Paul Sayegh The Virginian×
Roméo et Juliette Virginia Opera (James Meena/Bernard Uzan)
2016 Roméo Roméo et Juliette Opera Carolina (James Meena/Bernard Uzan)
2015 Soloist Symphony no. 9 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (Jacques Lacombe)
2015 Soloist Ellie Caulkins celebration Opera Colorado (Ari Pelto)
2015 Tom RakewellView Reviews
Review: as Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress
Dentro de las estupendas voces del elenco de cantantes, debemos destacar nitidamente la del tenor estadounidense Jonathan Boyd, como Tom Rakewell. “Among the great voices of the cast of singers, we must emphasize the US tenor neatly Jonathan Boyd, as Tom Rakewell”
—Johnny Teperman biobiochile×
The Rake's Progress Teatro Municipal de Santiago du Chile (David Syrus/Marcelo Lombardero)
2015 Tom RakewellView Reviews
Review: as Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress
Tom Rakewell (tenor Jonathan Boyd) necessarily had the most singing, and never flagged, his stentorian, silvery tenor ringing through the house easily.
—Bruce and Daryl Browne Oregon Arts watch×
The Rake's Progress Portland Opera (Ari Pelto/Roy Rallo)
2015 Tenor Soloist War Requiem Flint Symphony Orchestra (Enrique Diemecke)
2015 TaminoView Reviews
Review: as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte
Tenor Jonathan Boyd is a confident, bold Tamino but also capable of great tenderness, as in the famous “portrait” aria
—Kelly Dean Hansen Daily Camera×
Die Zauberflöte Opera Colorado (Joseph Mechavich/Daniel Witzke)
2015 Frank ShallardView Reviews
Review: as Frank Shallard in Elmery Gantry
Tenor Jonathan Boyd sang with a big, ringing sound as Frank Shallard and was riveting as he sang about craving a faith he’d never felt.
—Elaine Schmidt Journal Sentinel×
Elmery Gantry Florentine Opera (Christopher Larkin/Frank Kelly)
2015 Alfredo Germont La Traviata Opera en Plein Air Vendeé France
2014 Peter QuintView Reviews
Review: as Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw
Ces «fantômes», qui apparaissent sous les traits de Jonathan Boyd (magnifique ténor)
—Anne-Marie Chouchan LaDepeche.fr
Le Quint de Jonathan Boyd est aussi séduisant vocalement que le jeu de son personnage est répugnant par sa lascivité, créant une tension entre la vue et l’ouïe qui déstabilise. Du grand art !
—Hubert Stoecklin Classiquenews.com×
The Turn of the Screw Teatre du Capitole
2014 Tenor soloist Gala Concert Opera Omaha
2014 PrinceView Reviews
Review: as Prince in L'amour des 3 oranges
As the Prince American Tenor Jonathan Boyd Succeeded both in making us Laugh at the Character’s outrageous hypochondria in Act1 and in sweeping us away with the naive romanticism of the Act III duet…
—Stephen Hastings Opera News Sep.2014
The Prince that was sung by the tenor Jonathan Boyd dominated his part and the result was truly likable in every way, especially in his third Act duet sung beautifully where he intertwined with the “Ridicules” and the “Lyrque”;
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L'amour des 3 oranges Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (JURAJ VALČUHA/ALESSANDRO TALEVI)
2014 HeutebiseView Reviews
Review: as Heutebise in Orphee
The Princess’ servant, Heurtebise, is excellently portrayed by tenor Jonathan Boyd, who coped well with the role’s high tessitura.
—Mark Kanny Pittsburgh Tribune
Playing the chauffeur Heurtebise, tenor Jonathan Boyd had a sweet, bright tone and was appropriately sympathetic, the most likable character of the lot.
—Elizabeth Bloom Pittsburgh Post-Gazette×
Orphee Pittsburgh Opera
2014 AnatolView Reviews
Review: as Anatol in Vanessa
Les Personnages masculine sont marqués au sceau de l’irresponsabilité Anatol ne reculant devant aucun mensonge, se laisse aimer: le Tenor American Jonathan Boyd lui prête sa jeunesse et la séduction d’une voix france, gages de l’impunité. prêt à s’enivrer et à faire la cour aux dames, se rachetant en chantant les enfants innocents.
—Bruno Villien Opera Magazine
Le charme mozartien du ténor Jonathan Boyd parvient à rendre crédible les vacillements amoureux d’Anatol, que cette mise en scène présente davantage comme un héros romantique indécis que comme le profiteur calculateur que l’on pourrait imaginer.
—Pierre Degott Res Musica×
Vanessa Opera Theater de Metz Metropole (Collet/Heusel)
2014 ObadaiaView Reviews
Review: as Obadaia in Elijah
Jonathan Boyd used the full, and impressive, range of his lyric tenor, from clarion calls to honeyed croons.
—Scott Cantrell The Dallas Morning News×
Elijah Fort Worth Symphony (Harth-Bedoya)
2014 TaminoView Reviews
Review: as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte
Jonathan Boyd, in the lead role of Prince Tamino, was especially stalwart. Boyd displayed a clear and focused tenor voice full of masculine assurance, well matched to a character who must prove both his humanity and his strength of purpose by undergoing a series of trials.
—Jim harper Tampa Bay Times×
Die Zauberflöte Opera Tampa
2014 Mozart Mozart and Salieri Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (Falletta)
2014 Soloist Symphony no. 9 Opera de Rouen Haute -Normandie
2013 Tenor Soloist War Requiem Orequesta Filarmonica de Bogota (Diemecke)
2013 Anatol Vanessa West Edge Oepra (Khuner/Streshinsky)
2013 Faust Faust Austin Lyric (Buckley/Uzan)
2013 Don Giovanni Opera Colorado (Pelto/Newburry)
2013 WertherView Reviews
Review: as Werther in Werther
“Boyd’s Werther was an extraordinary achievement. The part keeps him on stage and in the limelight for so much of the action that it must be a relentless part to take on. Fortunately he was more than up to the task. His voice had enough passion to please the audience but also a fraught, worried agony that ensured a real sympathy, even though one might have been expected to want his rather shallow character to grow up and stop being silly and spoilt…”
—Opera Brittania
“[The] cast is unimpeachably fine from a dramatic point of view while vocally, too, the standard is high. US tenor Jonathan Boyd stars in the title role…his sensitivity and sense of style, added to his youth and good looks, make him near ideal as the doomed artist failing to secure a place in bourgeois society.”
—The Stage×
Werther Scottish Opera
2012 Don Ottavio Don Giovanni Portland Opera (Manahan/Alden)
2012 Candide Candide Portland Opera (Mattaliano)
2012 Sam Polk Susannah Florentine Opera (Mechavich/Florescu)
2012 Greenhorn (Ishmael) Moby-Dick San Diego Opera (Mechavich/Foglia)
2011 Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood Lucia Di Lammermoor Atlanata Opera (Fagen)
2011 Tamino Die Zauberflöte Seattle Opera (Wedow/Alexander)
2011 Belmonte Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Arizona Opera (Revzen/Robinson)
2011 Tamino Die Zauberflöte Baltimore Symphony (Alsop/Ehrman)
2011 Alfredo Germont La Traviata Opera Carolina (Revzen)
2010 Romeo Romeo et Juliette Opera Columbus (Boggs/Hoomes)
2010 Don Ottavio Don Giovanni The Dallas Opera (Pascoe)
2009 Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood Lucia Di Lammermoor Opera New Jersey (Ching/Hoomes)
2009 RodolfoView Reviews
Review: as Rodolfo in La bohème
“Jonathan Boyd as Rodolfo deployed a very pleasing lyric tenor with excellent legato and plenty of squillo. His voice had a beautiful quality in all parts of his range. His first act aria, Che Gelida Manina, was excellently sung with gleaming high notes, even legato and the right degree of impulsiveness.”
—Classical Voice×
La bohème Nashville Opera (Hoomes)
2008 Lysander A Mid Summer Night's Dream Opera de Toulon (Martinoty/Bedford)
2008 Lysander A Mid Summer Night's Dream Opera de Nice (Fagen/Fourny)
2008 Narraboth Salome The Dallas Opera (Davies)
2007 Romeo Romeo et Juliette Nashville Opera (Williamson/Hoomes)
2007 Werther Werther Teatro Colon (Diemecke/Martinoty)
2007 Tom Rakewell The Rake's Progress Ponte de Lima (Gindt)
2007 Romeo Romeo et Juliette Michigan Opera Theater (Uzan)
2007 Camile The Merry Widow Florentine Opera
2007 Tenor soloist Messiah Washington Choral
2006 Camille de Rossion Die Lustige Witwe Fresno Grand Opera (Shannon/Bascetta)
2006 Belmonte Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Grand Teatre de Limoges (Condette)
2006 Fenton Falstaff Grand Teatre de Limoges (Condette)
2006 Lysander A Mid Summer Night's Dream Teatro Colon (Fagen/Fourny)
2005 Romeo Romeo et Juliette Utah Opera (Coppola/Molnar)
2005 Sam Polk Susannah Opera Columbus (Bruce)
2004 CandideView Reviews
Review: as Candide in Candide
“…The full, sweet-toned but ruggedly masculine tenor of Jonathan Boyd in the title role. He tells wonderful stories with his every aria, coloring and shading with complete mastery. He also brings a boyish innocence to his portrayal that makes Voltaire’s absurdist plot damn near make sense.”
—The Record×
Candide Lake George Opera Festival (Bachman)
2003 Jo The Loiterer The Mother Of Us All San Francisco Opera (Runnicles/Alden)
2003 Nadir Les Pecheurs de Perles Sarasota Opera (Nezet Seguin/Sundine)
2002 Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte Sarasota Opera (Nezet Seguin)
2001 Fenton Falstaff Sarasota Opera (DeRenzi/Sundine)
2000 Jo The Loiterer The Mother Of Us All New York City Opera (Alden)
1999 Sam Polk Susannah Opera de Montreal (Flint/Garner)
1999 Don José Carmen West Bay Opera (Knell/Sloss)
1999 Lyric Tenor Postcard from Morocco Opera New Jersey (Takazauckas)