Queensland Bass, Jonathan Truscott, studied voice with James Christiansen and graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996. He made his professional debut with Opera Queensland in a Rossini Gala in 1992 and was a member of the Opera Queensland Chorus until 1997. As a member of OQ’s 1997 Young Artist Program he made his role debut as Abimelech in Samson et Dalila. In the same year he was awarded The Lord Mayor’s Performing Arts Fellowship and spent an intensive study period in New York. In 1998, Jonathan was chosen from national auditions for the first Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.
His operatic roles include Colline in La Bohème and Méphistophélès in Faust for Beyond Opera, Wagner in Faust, The Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Dr Grenvil in La Traviata and Sarastro in The Magic Flute for Opera Queensland. For State Opera of South Australia he has appeared as Angelotti in Tosca, the Major-domo in Andrea Chénier and Masetto in Don Giovanni. He made his debut with West Australian Opera as Dr Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro. His concert appearances include bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Ballarat Festival; Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion and most recently Verdi’s Requiem for Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan toured with the OzOpera production of La Bohème during 2003 throughout NSW and Qld.
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