New Zealand Tenor Jonathan Abernethy has established himself as a vibrant and upcoming operatic artist, his most recent accolades being named a HSBC 2015 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Laureate and winner of the Australian Opera Awards. As a regular artist with Opera Australia, Jonathan has made important debuts on the Sydney Opera House stage including the roles of Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), Tamino (The Magic Flute) and Ferrando (Così fan tutte).
On the concert platform performances include soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs), the Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra) and Beethoven 9th Symphony (Dunedin Symphony Orchestra).
Jonathan continues to have close mentoring and support from Dame Kiri te Kanawa and the Kiri te Kanawa Foundation.
PIVOT had the pleasure of photographing Jonathan in the studio to provide strong portraits that will accompany performance programmes, press releases and publicity collateral. We sought to present Jonathan as professional and compelling, yet approachable.