JOHN HOLLAND

B.Mus, Art.Dip, M.Mus, PhD - Musicology           

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

John Holland (Leporello) was a fine actor and an excellent foil for Christopher Dunham’s lascivious Don. Holland was at his strongest when singing in ensemble numbers, and was particularly effective in the final death scene’s trio.

Opera Canada - 2019 Don Giovanni Southern Ontario Lyric opera

"It was obvious from John Holland’s performance that he had performed this role before.  I was amazed at his bass-baritone voice and of his acting skills. His recitation of the Don’s iniquitous adventures was for me one of the highlights of the evening."

Ernest Redekop -  2018 Don Giovanni Tour (London)

 

"John Holland portrayed Figaro with gusto.  His “Se Vuo Ballare” was sung with an ardent tone while his “Non più andrai” was dance-like in his phrasing. Holland was very dedicated to his text, making the most of major words and even imposing a buffo style at other moments. Holland sang his final aria with gravitas."

www.operawire.com - Summer 2017 Le Nozze Di Figaro Prague Summer Nights Festival

“John Holland gave a powerful and often quite funny account of the scheming Burgrave.”

​Opera Canada - Winter 2014/15 (on Dvořák's Jakobín)

E V E N T S​

Oct

20

October 20th, 2019
Nourabad in Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles
OperOttawa Touring Company
St. Matthew's United Church, Belleville

https://www.stmatthewsbelleville.com/

Oct

27

October 27th, 2019

Czech Music Soloist in Freedom Reborn concert

Toronto Sinfonietta, Matthew Jaskiewicz

St. Andrew's Church, Toronto

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/freedom-reborn-celebrating-30th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-communism-tickets-64262554029

Nov

17

November 17th, 2019

Mago in Handel's Rinaldo

OperOttawa

First Baptist Church, Ottawa

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/operottawa-rinaldo-opera-by-handel-tickets-52275484381

Nov

24

November 24th, 2019

Bass Soloist in Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio

York University Choir, Lisette Canton

Tribute Communities Recital Hall - York University

https://music.ampd.yorku.ca/events/#event|york-university-concert-and-chamber-choirs-4|97084

N E W S

October 27th, 2019

John will perform on the concert Freedom Reborn, which is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. The concert is being arranged through the Consulates of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland. Admission is free, but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/freedom-reborn-celebrating-30th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-communism-tickets-64262554029

Feb

14-16

February 14th-16th, 2020

Alberich in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen

Opera By Request Tour

College Street United Church

Feb

24

February 24th, 2019

Leporello in Don Giovanni Triofante (music by Mozart)

OperOttawa

First Baptist Church, Ottawa

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/operottawa-don-giovanni-trionfante-tickets-52275783275

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