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
June 12-24, 2022
BachFest Leipzig 2022
August 13th-14th, 2022
Figaro - Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
No Strings Theatre, Toronto - dir. Gregory Finney
February 11th, 2023
Bartolo - Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra - Denis Mastromonaco
March 11th, 2023
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Ottawa Bach Choir - Lisette Canton
N E W S
August 13th & 14th, 2022
John reprises one of his best received roles as Figaro in Mozart's masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro. A hilarious story, vibrant characters, and timeless music.