Jonathan Stoughton


Praised as “full-voiced, focussed and fearless” (Opera magazine) and “ardent, fresh toned and promisingly tireless” (Guardian), Jonathan Stoughton’s significant débuts as Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos, The Prince/Rusalka and Siegfried/Siegfried have established him as one of the most exciting British Heldentenors to emerge in recent years.

He made his début for Glyndebourne on Tour as Števa/Jenůfa and has since been engaged by English National Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, The Opera Group, West Green House Opera, Dorset Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn. His rôles include The Prince/Rusalka, Florestan Fidelio, Siegfried/Götterdämmerung, title role/Siegfried, Walther von Stolzing/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Don José/Carmen, Radames/Aida, Gustavo/Un ballo in maschera, Alwa (Jimmy)/American Lulu and Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos.

Jonathan Stoughton trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. His studies were further supported by the Wagner Society and by the Mastersingers. Jonathan is the 2017 winner of the Carole Rees Award for Advanced Musical Studies in Wagnerian Repertoire.

Previously for Longborough: Siegfried/Götterdämmerung (2013)

Future engagements: Turiddu/Cavalleria rusticana (Opera North); Siegfried/Götterdämmerung (Saffron Hall); and Vakula/Christmas Eve (Chelsea Opera Group). In Autumn 2018 Jonathan will be the official cover for the title role of Siegfried and Siegfried/Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.