Eric Jurenas | countertenor


Eric Jurenas


Eric Jurenas is a graduate of Juilliard School and gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, performing Natasha in Eötvös’ Tri Sestri. Also 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’.

Engagements include the world premiere of Rinaldo with Ensemble Matheus for Theatre 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.

Concert highlights include 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.

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

September 2021

Image Francis Logan