B.Mus, Art.Dip, M.Mus, PhD - Musicology
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"Baritone John Holland as Leporello provides something of a masterclass in tireless physical comedy, devouring entire swaths of scenery with wreckless abandon. Don Giovanni’s famed catalogue aria, Madamina, il catalogo è questo, is breezily dispatched with ideal timing and proportion." Ian Ritchie Opera Going Toronto- 2023 Don Giovanni Toronto City Opera
"John Holland a loveable everyman as Papageno." - Leslie Barcza Barczablog - 2023 Magic Flute Opera York
"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
February 11th, 2023
Bartolo - Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra - Denis Mastromonaco
February 23rd, 25th, 26th
Leporello - Mozart's Don Giovanni
Toronto City Opera - Jennifer Tung
3 & 5
March 3rd and 5th
Papageno - Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Opera York - Geoffrey Butler
March 11th, 2023
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Ottawa Bach Choir - Lisette Canton
March 17th, 2023
Don Alfonso - Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
Opera by Request - Claire Harris
N E W S
2023 is starting off with a busy three months with roles debuts as Bartolo in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, and a return to Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
With Ottawa Bach Choir, John be singing on their performance of Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, and will also appear as a soloist on their ATMA label release of Bach's Motets.