Jonathan Eyers


Jonathan Eyers is a baritone from Hamilton, New Zealand, and has recently completed his second year of 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 where he studied with Dame Malvina Major and was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar.

Jonathan has performed regularly as a concert and oratorio soloist in New Zealand, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Jonathan has worked as a soloist with NZ Opera, Julliard 415, the Auckland Philharmonic, Berlin Italian Opera, Grimeborn Festival, and British Youth Opera. He is a founding member of Whānau London Voices, is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist 2022-2023, a City Music Foundation Artist 2022-2024, and in 2022 was awarded a Help Musicians ‘Sybil Tutton’ Opera Award. Jonathan recently performed the role of Bonafede in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna with Bampton Classical Opera, and covered the role of Ernie in Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life with English National Opera.

As a student at Guildhall, Jonathan has taken part in numerous performances: in the London Symphony Orchestra’s production of Candide with Marin Alsop; in Iain Burnside’s Swansong; at Wigmore Hall in a public masterclass with Thomas Quasthoff; in Graham Johnson’s SongGuild Lieder series; recorded for BBC Radio 3 in his performance of Detlev Glanert’s Gesang des Achill as part of the BBC’s total immersion weekend of the composer.

On the Opera Studies course at Guildhall, Jonathan has performed the roles of Owen Hart in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Pierrot in Smyth’s Fête Galante, Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Simon in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, Der Zar in Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich photographieren, and Tancredi in Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.

Jonathan is extremely grateful to the support that he has received in the past from Guildhall, Kiwi Music Trust, Help Musicians, New Zealand Opera Foundation, Hunn Education Trust, Tait Memorial Trust, Wallace Arts Foundation, Dame Malvina Major Foundation, Copernicus Lodge, and St Paul’s Collegiate School.

Updated: 23/05/2023

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