Praised for his “vocally magnificent, radiant and distinctive tenor” (Opera Aktuell), this season Jonathan Tetelman signed an exclusive agreement with major record label Deutsche Grammophon and has since begun recording his debut album of arias and duets. Additionally this season, he makes three major role and company debuts: as Stiffelio with Opéra national du Rhin, Jacopo Foscari alongside Placido Domingo in I due Foscari with Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and as Loris Ipanow in Fedora with Oper Frankfurt. He also returns to the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca in his debut with Theater an der Wien, returns to Duca in Rigoletto with Oper Frankfurt, joins mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca on a concert tour of Austria and Latvia, and presents a concert of arias alongside Maestro Karel Mark Chichon and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas. Last season, he returned to Semperoper Dresden as B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, made his Deutsche Oper Berlin debut as Paolo in Francesca da Rimini, his first performances of Canio in Pagliacci in a return to Teatro Regio Torino, returned to the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca with Opéra de Lille, and sang Don José in Carmen alongside star mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča in a concert tour of Eastern Europe which was broadcast on Bartók Radio.
On the concert stage, Mr. Tetelman has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the San Francisco Symphony under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker under Maestro Dan Ettinger, joined soprano Kristine Opolais in a gala performance in Moscow as well as with the Wurth Philharmoniker in Künzelsau. He also recently joined the Copenhagen Philharmonic for a Verdi Gala. He has sung Verdi’s Requiem with the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Milan Festival Orchestra, and the Greenwich Village Orchestra, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with the Orchestra Now, both Dvorak’s Requiem and Stabat Mater with the St. George’s Choral Society, and joined soprano Nadine Sierra in concert at Festival Napa Valley.
Mr. Tetelman completed the graduate performance studies program at The New School of Music, Mannes College and earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan School of Music. He was born in Castro, Chile and grew up in central New Jersey.
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