Tenor

Oliver Johnston

Future highlights include Mr Rushworth in a new orchestration of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park and Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Potsdam. He will also sing his first Fenton Falstaff and Narraboth Salome.

© Joseph Ford Thompson

Introduction

A recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, Oliver has appeared as Stroh Intermezzo  for Garsington Opera, 2nd Nazarene for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Kirill Karabits, Levko May Night for the Royal Academy of Music, a staged version of Handel’s Messiah with the Opéra and Ballet National de Bordeaux, Vaughan-Williams’ Serenade to Music under Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and he also appeared in the same repertoire at the 2016 Last Night of the Proms under Sakari Oramo. Most recently he has performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Copenhagen Philharmonic and L’incoronazione di Poppea for the Opéra de Lyon studio.

He was awarded 3rd Prize at the All-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Young Opera Singers’ Competition and was a member of the 2016 Salzburg Young Singers’ Project.


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Performance Schedule

Repertoire

OPERA REPERTOIRE

AUBER
Fra Diavolo (Soldier)

BERKELEY
A Dinner Engagement (Errand Boy)

BRITTEN
Albert Herring (Albert)
Billy Budd (Novice)

GLUCK
Iphigenie en Tauride (Pylades)

HANDEL
Acis and Galatea (Damon and Acis)

MOZART
Die Entfurung (Pedrillo)
Marriage of Figaro (Basilo and Don Curzio)

PUCCINI
Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio)
La Boheme (Rodolfo)

PURCELL
Fairy Queen

SMETANA
The Bartered Bride (Jenik and Vasek)

STRAUSS
Intermezzo (Stroh)
Rosenkavalier (Wirt)

STRAVINSKY
Rakes Progress (Sellum)

STYLES
Wakening Shadow (Melchior)

VERDI
La Traviata (Guiseppe and Gastone)

CONCERT REPERTOIRE

BACH
Mass in B Minor
Cantatas BWV 36, 61, 147, 201
Magnificat
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion

BEETHOVEN
Mass in C Major

BRUCKNER
Te Deum

FINZI
For St Cecilia

GOUNOD
St Cecilia Mass

HANDEL
Coronation Anthems
Messiah
Israel in Egypt

HAYDN
Creation
Nelson Mass
Salve Regine
St Nicolas Mass

LALANDE
De Profundis

MAUNDER
Olivet to Calvery

MENDELSSOHN
Elijah

MOZART
Coronation Mass
Mass in C Minor
Missa Brevis, B flat major
Requiem

RACHMANINOV
All Night Vespers, Op.37

ROSSINI
Petite Messe Solenelle

SCHUBERT
Mass No.2, G major
Mass No.5, A flat major
Mass No.6, E flat major

STAINER
Cruxifiction