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​

Sept

11

September 11th, 2021
Bass Soloist - Shostakovich: Symphony 14
Kindred Spirits Orchestra
St. Maurice & St. Verena Cultural Centre, Markham

2021-2022 Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 (ksorchestra.ca)

Oct

2

October 2nd, 2022

Bach: Motets - Digital concert performance 

Ottawa Bach Choir - Lisette Canton

Ottawa Bach Choir » BACH MOTETS

Nov

27

November 27th, 2022

Bach: B Minor Mass

Ottawa Bach Choir - Lisette Canton

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, Ottawa

Ottawa Bach Choir » BACH: MASS IN B MINOR, BWV 232

Mar

12

March 12, 2022

French Baroque Treasures

Ottawa Bach Choir - Lisette Canton

Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa

Ottawa Bach Choir » FRENCH BAROQUE TREASURES

N E W S

September 11th, 2021

John will perform as Bass Soloists with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich's Symphony #14. Kristian Alexander, conductor, and Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano.

Tickets available here: 2021-2022 Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 (ksorchestra.ca)

May

7

May 7th, 2022

Prelude Europe 2022

Ottawa Bach Choir - Lisette Canton

Ottawa Bach Choir » PRELUDE EUROPE 2022

June

12-24

June 12-24, 2022

BachFest Leipzig 2022

Thomaskirche, Leipzig

Bachfest | Bach-Archiv Leipzig (bachfestleipzig.de)