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Vocalists

John Holiday


— Countertenor

“Countertenor John Holiday won cheers from the audience with a brilliantly sung Caesar that conveyed the ruler’s simmering frustration and rage at Cato’s steadfastness.”
George Loomis, Financial Times, July 21, 2015 - Caesar in 'Catone in Utica' at Glimmerglass Festival

“...an impressive young countertenor, John Holiday, brought a bright virile voice to an aria from Handel’s “Giulio Cesare”...”
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, March 10, 2015 - Julius Rudel Gala

“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus offered a radiant performance of this lovely, serene work, with the countertenor John Holiday as the expressive soloist.”
Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times, October 29, 2012 - Chichester Psalms with the Atlanta Symphony at Carnegie Hall

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In repertoire encompassing George Frideric Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto to Jonathan Dove’s Flight and beyond, countertenor John Holiday’s expressive and richly beautiful voice has made him an increasingly sought after artist, possessing a “vocal instrument that threatens to equal the name artists in his range.” (Herald Times) Mr. Holiday is the recipient of the Marian Anderson Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera.

As an advocate of new works, John Holiday will make his debut with Opera Philadelphia singing the role of John . . .

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