Eric Jurenas | countertenor


Eric Jurenas

The First Child


Eric Jurenas is a graduate of the Juilliard School and made his debut at the Vienna State Opera as Natasha in Peter Eötvös’s Tri sestri. Also in Vienna he created the part of Guardian Angel in Olga Neuwirth’s Orlando, chosen by Opernwelt as Best World Premiere of the Year. His engagements include the the title role in Handel’s Rinaldo with Ensemble Matheus for Theater an der Wien, Opéra Royal de Versailles and in Moscow, Natasha and Arsamene in Handel’s Xerxes at Oper Frankfurt, Arbace and Fulvio in Vinci’s Catone in Utica at the Glimmerglass Festival, Fidi Wagner in Avner Dorman’s Wahnfried at Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Opera Lafayette, the title role in Handel’s Orlando at the Kammeroper Wien, Narciso in Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Opera House, the Munich Opera Festival and the Komische Oper Berlin, the title role in Richard Ayres’s Peter Pan, and Herald in Aribert Reimann’s Medea at Komische Oper Berlin. Concert highlights include David in Handel’s Saul (International Handel Festival Göttingen, and Grammy-nominated CD), the recital Time stands still (Innsbruck Early Music Festival), the world premiere of a trio by Aribert Reimann, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist , his recital British Heroes (Château de Versailles Spectacles), and Suzanne Farrin’s La Dolce Morte (METLiveArts series with International Contemporary Ensemble). Conductors he has worked with with include Ivor Bolton, Anthony Bramall, Laurence Cummings, Ruben Dubrovsky, Maxim Emelyanychev and Jean-Christophe Spinosi. He made his INO debut in the company’s Olivier Award-winning production of Vivaldi’s Bajazet.

May 2022

Image Francis Logan