Jonathan Veira


Jonathan Veira appears regularly at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival. His international engagements have taken him to the opera houses of Lyon, Zurich, Geneva, Copenhagen, Leipzig, Oslo, Strasbroug, Auckland, Montpellier and Nice.

In recent seasons his roles have included Don Magnifico La cenerentola for the Royal Swedish Opera and the Royal Danish Opera, Sacristan Tosca, General Groves Dr Atomic and Varlaam Boris Godunov for English National Opera, Würfl, Caroskvouci and De Konsel The Adventures of Mr Broucek and Harasta The Cunning Little Vixen for Grand Théâtre de Genève, Mustafa L’Italiana in Algeri in Lille, Amiens and Caen, Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore at Leipzig Opera, Dr Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro and Le Bailli Werther for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Dr Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia for Norwegian National Opera, Frank Die Fledermaus and Father Augustine Betrothal in a Monastery for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Falstaff for Glyndebourne on Tour.

His extensive repertoire also includes Don Alfonso Così fan tutte, Leporello Don Giovanni, Papageno The Magic Flute, Dr Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro, Don Magnifico La cenerentola, Dr Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mustafa L’Italiana in Algeri, Falstaff, Fra Melitone La forza del destino, Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore, Tonio Pagliacci, Schaunard La Bohème (Leoncavallo), Sharpless Madama Butterfly, Sacristan Tosca, Don Alvaro La vedova scaltra, Buonafede Il mondo della luna (Haydn), Harasta The Cunning Little Vixen, Kolenatý The Makropulos Case, Dikoi Kat’a Kabanova, The Foreman Jenufa, Keçal The Bartered Bride, Claggart Billy Budd, Hobson Peter Grimes, Varlaam Boris Godunov, Calchas La Belle Hélène, Baron Mirko Zeta The Merry Widow, The Doctor Vanessa, Merlin New Year, and The Judge Sweeney Todd.

On television Jonathan Veira has appeared in Death in Venice, Le nozze di Figaro, The Electrification of the Soviet Union, La traviata and Königskinder. Radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 have included Tancredi and Mahagonny as well as the BBC Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. He is also a regular guest on BBC Radio’s Friday Night Is Music Night and BBC Television’s Songs of Praise.

Jonathan Veira has recorded for Opera Rara and on the SOMM label. He received warm critical acclaim for his recording of Dr Bartolo The Marriage of Figaro for Chandos Records and also sang the same role in the recent DVD of the production of Le nozze di Figaro from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

His future engagements include Quince A Midsummer Night’s Dream for English National Opera and Don Magnifico and Don Pasquale for Glyndebourne on Tour and Mustafa for Opera de Limoges.