A series of outstanding debuts have put British baritone Jonathan McGovern under the spotlight as an exciting talent to watch.
McGovern opens the current season with Handel’s Apollo and Daphne under Christian Curnyn at The Royal Opera House, and goes on to make his anticipated debut as Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera.
Last season he made his debut as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Welsh National Opera under Carlo Rizzi and toured with the company to The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for a reprise of David Pountney’s staging of War & Peace. For English National Opera, he sang Pish Tush in Jonathan Miller’s iconic production of The Mikado and joined Scottish Opera for a filmed production of Menotti’s The Telephone. Internationally, Jonathan debuted at the Théatre des Champs-Élysées, in performances of Don Giovanni.
During the 2018/19 season, Jonathan added several significant roles to his core repertoire including Andrei in WNO’s production of War & Peace, Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera, Papageno for Staatsoper Hamburg under Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Kent Nagano, Pelléas in Barrie Kosky’s new production for the Komische Oper Berlin, and L’Orfeo in Barbora Horáková’s new production for Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao.