Biography

Jack’s early musical life began with playing guitar and singing in bands as a child in

his home town on the Isle of Wight, playing the pits of local musicals and then finally

embarking upon what would become a more serious career singing in local musicals

and operettas. After a whirlwind year of musical theatre shows, concerts and

competitions, Jack found his classical voice under his first teacher, Samantha Howard.

No more than 6 months after he had learnt his first operatic aria, he was successful in

gaining a place on the undergraduate vocal studies programme at The Guildhall School

of Music and Drama.

 

Following a successful first year at the Guildhall under the tutorage of David Pollard,

Jack won the Joyce Budd Second Prize of the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for young

singers to whom he is very grateful for having supported him through his degree.

Having now finished his undergraduate degree with a First Class Honours, Jack has

spent the last year developing further as a freelance singer. 

 

Recently performed roles include Marco (The Gondoliers) for the Gilbert and Sullivan

National Tour, Lensky (Eugine Onegin) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Opera Loki,

Senegabet (Kaj Nazar) for London Armenian Opera, El Remendado (Carmen) for

Oxford Opera), Fe-ni-han (Ba-ta-clan) for West Green House Opera, Nanki-Poo (The

Mikado) and Tamino (The Mini Magic Flute) for Charles Court Opera, Monostatos

(The Magic Flute) for GSMD & Opera Anywhere, Edmondo (Manon Lescaut), Basilio/Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro), Richard Dauntless (Ruddigore) for the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

 

On the Oratorio platform Jack has performed, most notably, as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Seasons (Haydn), Creation (Haydn), Maria Theresa Mass (Haydn), Nelson Mass (Haydn), Ode for St Cecelia’s Day (Handel), Ode to St Cecilia (Purcell), Dvorak’s Mass in D and Christus (Mendelssohn).

 

Ensemble credits include the UK premiere of Dove’s The Monster in the Maze with the London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, The Return of Ulysses (Royal Opera), Don Carlo (Grange Park Opera) Un Ballo in Maschera (GPO), Roméo et Juliette (GPO), Fidelio (Longborough Festival Opera).