Jonathan joins the Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist Program where he will make his Kennedy Center debut as Marcello in the Young Artist Performances of La bohème.
Recent highlights include scenes from La bohème and the Aria Jukebox in the Wolf Trap Opera Filene Artist virtual 2020 season.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Jonathan Bryan returns to The Atlanta Opera for his second season as the company’s resident baritone. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University, and received his Master of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with world-renowned baritone, Wolfgang Brendel.
Mr. Bryan has performed many leading operatic roles, including the title character in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Danilo in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Other roles include Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Owen Hart in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and Rambaldo in Puccini’s La Rondine, among others. He has frequently appeared as a concert soloist in a number of master works, including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Missa in angustiis, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, and sung with orchestras such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Bryan is a former member of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio, and recently returned for his second season as a young artist at The Glimmerglass Festival, where he appeared as Beaumarchais in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Baron Douphol in Verdi’s La Traviata. This season at The Atlanta Opera, Mr. Bryan will be performing the roles of Guillermo and Mr. Rockefeller in Frida, First Nazarene in Salome, and Yamadori as well as covering the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. In addition to his upcoming engagements with The Atlanta Opera, Mr. Bryan will be reprising his turn as Beaumarchais in The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of The Ghosts of Versailles when it travels to France to the Petit Théâtre de la Reine at The Château de Versailles.