Jonathan Stoughton


Praised as "full-voiced, focussed and fearless" (Opera magazine) and "ardent, fresh toned and promisingly tireless" (Guardian), Jonathan Stoughton's significant debuts 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 debut 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 roles 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 was the 2017 winner of the Carole Rees Award for Advanced Musical Studies in Wagnerian Repertoire.

Previously for Longborough: Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018), Siegfried/Götterdämmerung (2013)

Recent engagements: Turiddu/Cavalleria rusticana (Opera North); Siegfried/Götterdämmerung (Saffron Hall); Vakula/Christmas Eve (Chelsea Opera Group); and Der Fremde (cover)/Das Wunder der Heliane (Deutsche Oper Berlin). In Autumn 2018 Jonathan will join the artist roster at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to be the official cover for the title role of Siegfried and Siegfried/Götterdämmerung.