The renowned American tenor triumphed in his role debut as Gherman, singing it at the 2018 Salzburg Festival. He also recently sang his first performances of Samson/Samson and Delilah at the Berlin State Opera. Jovanovich also appears in the 2019/20 season at Lyric in Madama Butterfly. His exceptional stylistic versatility encompasses works of Wagner (Lohengrin – San Francisco, Zurich, Berlin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – San Francisco, Paris); Massenet (Werther – Lille); Strauss (Ariadne auf Naxos – Lyric, Boston, Munich); Janácek (Jenufa – Munich, Angers-Nantes, Katya Kabanova – Lyric); Shostakovich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Met, London); and in contemporary opera: Marco Tutino’s Senso (Palermo, world premiere), Walter Braunfels’s Die Vögel (Los Angeles), Richard Rodney Bennett’s The Mines of Sulphur (Glimmerglass Festival), Jonathan Dove’s Flight (St. Louis), and David Carlson’s Anna Karenina (Miami world premiere, reprise in St. Louis).
Previously at Lyric: Eight roles since 2009|10, most recently Gherman/The Queen of Spades (2019|20), Siegmund/Die Walküre (2017|18); Énée/Les Troyens (2016|17).
Last updated: February 20,2020
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