Unexpected role debut as cover steps on for final shows of The Pearlfishers

Following a rare turn-of-events that saw Jonathan take to the Sydney Opera House stage at interval on Tuesday night, this Saturday the young New Zealand tenor will make his role debut of Nadir in Opera Australia’s production The Pearlfishers. Read…

2015 HSBC Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Laureates

Jonathan has been selected to be one of four singers in the 2015 HSBC Laureates with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. From the Festival website: Committed to sponsoring young talents, HSBC France has been joining with the Académie du Festival d’Aix since…

Green Room Nomination for role of Fenton, in Falstaff 2014

The Green Room Award nominations have been announced for productions put on during 2014. Jonathan has been nominated in the category of Male in a supporting role during his debut role as Fenton, in the Opera Australia production of Falstaff….

2014 Opera Awards Winner

Roland Gridiger, CEO of Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd, today announced that the 2014 Opera Awards winner is New Zealand tenor Jonathan Abernethy. Jonathan was selected by an eminent judging panel that included Dr Di Bresciani, Conal Coad, Rachelle…