Praised for his “beautiful, free, bronzed tone” and “arresting voice of real power”, heroic tenor Jonathan Stoughton trained at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. His studies were further supported by the Wagner Society and by the Mastersingers as the recipient of a Goodall Scholarship.
Shortly after completing his studies, Jonathan made his Glyndebourne on Tour début in the role of Steva Jenufa and has since been engaged by English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Alden Biesen Zomeropera and Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn. Rôles have included Florestan Fidelio, Siegfried Götterdämmerung, Walther von Stolzing Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Prince Rusalka, Don José Carmen, Radames Aida, the title role in Otello, Alwa (Jimmy) American Lulu and Bacchus Ariadne auf Naxos.
Recent concert performances include Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Das Lied von der Erde with Bath Philharmonia, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Sheldonian Theatre and Fauré’s song cycle La Bonne Chanson at the Two Moors Festival. In opera galas, recent performances have taken him to the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall and the National Opera House, Wexford Future highlights include Elgar Dream of Gerontius for the Shaldon Festival, Siegfried Götterdämmerung for Saffron Opera Group, Riccardo Un Ballo in maschera for West Green House Opera and Turiddu Cavalleria rusticana for Opera North.