Eric Jurenas | countertenor

countertenor

Eric Jurenas

Bajazet

Biography

Eric Jurenas is a graduate of Juilliard School and gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, performing Natasha in Eötvös’ Tri Sestri. While at Wiener Staatsoper, he created the part of Guardian Angel in O. Neuwirth’s Orlando, chosen by Opernwelt as ‘Best World-Premiere of the Year’.

Further commitments include Rinaldo with with Ensemble Matheus for Theater an der Wien, Opéra Royal de Versailles and Philharmonie Moscow, Natasha and Arsamene in Xerxes at Oper Frankfurt, Arbace & Fulvio in Catone in Utica at the Glimmerglass Festival, Fidi Wagner in Dorman’s world-premiere of Wahnfried at Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Refugee in Dove’s Flight with Opera Lafayette, title role in Orlando at the Kammeroper Wien, Narciso in Agrippina at the Royal Opera House, the Münchner Opernfestspiele and the Komische Oper Berlin, the title role of Ayres’s Peter Pan, and Herald in Medea by A. Reimann at Komische Oper Berlin.

Jurenas performs regularly in concert, with highlights including David in Handel’s Saul at the International Handel Festival Göttingen (CD nominated for the Grammy Awards), the recital Time stands still at Innsbruck Early Music Festival, the world premiere of a trio by Aribert Reimann at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin (with Daniel Barenboim as pianist), his recital British Heroes at the Château de Versailles Spectacles, and Farrini’s mono-opera La Dolce Morte in the METLiveArts series with International Contemporary Ensemble.

Jurenas has won prizes in several prestigious vocal competitions, including the Handel Aria Competition, the Renata Tebaldi International Competition, Le Concours Corneille, the International Antonio Cesti Competition, Innsbruck and was the only countertenor in the finals of the I. Meistersinger von Nürnberg Competition.

Jurenas sings regularly with Boston Baroque, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and at the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival and has had the pleasure to work with Ivor Bolton, Anthony Bramall, Laurence Cummings, Ruben Dubrovsky, Maxim Emelyanychev, Barrie Kosky, Yuval Sharon, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Keith Warner.

October 2020

Image Francis Logan