Jonathan Eyers is a baritone from Hamilton, New Zealand, and is currently training as a Young Artist on the Global Talent Programme at the National Opera Studio (NOS), generously supported by The Elizabeth Barnard Memorial Bursary. Jonathan recently completed the Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean. Jonathan holds a Master of Performance with Distinction from Guildhall and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the University of Waikato.
Operatic experience includes Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, Perückenmacher and Harlekin (cover) Ariadne auf Naxos (Garsington Opera), Ernie (cover) It’s a Wonderful Life (English National Opera), Bonafede Il mondo della luna (Bampton Classical Opera), Owen Hart Dead Man Walking, Ben The Telephone, Tancredi Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Simon in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, Der Zar in Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich photographieren, Pierrot in Smyth’s Fête Galante (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Crook Candide (London Symphony Orchestra/Barbican), Derek Stevens in Matt Geer’s Sane and Sound (Grimeborn Festival), Schaunard La bohème (Berlin Italian Opera), and Billy in Ross Harris’ Brass Poppies (NZ Opera). In 2023, Jonathan was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera.
Jonathan is an Oxford Song Young Artist, a City Music Foundation Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and a founding member of Whānau Voices. Passionate about contemporary music, Jonathan has premiered new song works by Emily Hazrati, Nathan Williamson, and Luka Venter and will be premiering a new song cycle at the 2024 Aldeburgh Festival.
Jonathan’s time at the Studio is generously supported by The Elizabeth Barnard Memorial Bursary.
Updated December 2023. This biography should not be reproduced without asking permission from the National Opera Studio.