Jon Villars

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Jon Villars in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Seizoen 2010-2011)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Jon Villars in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Seizoen 2010-2011)

Biography

Education
Juilliard School

Highlights
Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos (Maggio Musicale Firenze, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro Regio Turin, Opéra National de Paris, Semperoper Dresden, Salzburg Festival, La Scala Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Opéra Bastille Paris)

Enée/Les Troyens (Salzburg Festival, 2000, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Comunale Maggio Musicale, Firenze, 2002); Calaf/Turandot (Canadian Opera Company, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisbon); Rodolfo/La Bohéme; Werther; Oedipus Rex; West Side Story (Berlin); Florestan/Fidelio (Salzburger Osterfestspiele, Berliner Philharmoniker); Calaf/Turandot (Cincinnati Opera)

Prizes
o.a. Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 1995

Worked with
Claudio Abbado, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sylvain Cambreling, Kent Nagano,  Simon Rattle

Berlin Philarmonic, New York Philarmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony

Recent and future productions
Florestan/Fidelio (Toronto), 2009; Tambourmajor/Wozzeck (Paris); Der Kaiser/Die  Frau ohne Schatten (Paris)

Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos (Metropolitan Opera New York)

Recently engaged in

  • Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal were very ambitious in presenting their very own Magic Flute in the form...

Media

Video

Warm-Up Die Frau ohne Schatten