Roger Honeywell kanadensisk tenor
Canadian tenor Roger Honeywell has been acclaimed by Anthony Tommasini as a performer who brings “burnished sound and crisp diction to the sweeping vocal lines, full of leaps and dips.” In the 2015-2016 season, Roger Honeywell makes his company debut with Boston Lyric Opera as Danilo in The Merry Widow. As well as his company debut with LA Opera, covering Capt. Ahab in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick.
Highlights of Mr. Honeywell’s 2014-2015 season included his return to Santa Fe Opera for the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, in the role of Veasey, directed by Leonard Foglia. He also returned to Calgary Opera as Nikolaus Sprink for the Canadian premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night. Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Vancouver Opera. Danilo in The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theatre.
Des Moines Opera
Mr. Honeywell’s recent seasons have featured performances with Des Moines Metro Opera as Peter Grimes. Which Opera News lauded as “a career-defining interpretation,” delivering “a prodigious vocal performance impressive for its remarkable skill in dynamic shading, as well as its dramatic power”. Lyric Opera of Chicago as Aegist in Sir David McVicar’s production of Elektra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Portland Opera to sing Cavaradossi in Tosca and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. Vancouver Opera to sing Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Canadian Opera Company as Bob Boles in Peter Grimes. Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro as Captain Vere in Marcelo Lombardero’s production of Billy Budd. Originally staged in Santiago, Chile. Pacific Opera Victoria as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos. Fort Worth Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca. The Bard Music Festival as Midas in Die Liebe der Danae.
Career highlights include the role of James Nolan in Doctor Atomic with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Which he then reprised with the Metropolitan Opera for his debut there in 2008. Danilo in The Merry Widow with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Santa Fe Opera in Lewis Spratlan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Life Is a Dream. His role debut of Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Florida Grand Opera. Troilus in Troilus and Cressida with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Narraboth in Salome with the Opéra de Montréal. tTheAmerican premiere of Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of Soul with Santa Fe Opera. The world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath at the Minnesota Opera and Utah Opera. Macduff in Macbeth with the Opéra de Montréal. His debut with the Fort Worth Opera as Don Jose in Carmen.
A world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Letter with the Santa Fe Opera. He has also made role debuts of Erik in the Flying Dutchman for Utah Opera. Don Jose in Carmen with Opera Calgary to great critical acclaim. As well as Rodolfo in La Boheme for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West for the Glimmerglass Opera.
Other notable performances
Other notable performances include the role of Laca in a new production of Jenufa by Jonathan Miller for the Glimmerglass Opera. A new production of Daphne in the role of Leukippos at the New York City Opera. Pinkerton in a new production of Madama Butterfly by Jun Kaneko for Opera Omaha. The world premiere of Margaret Garner for Michigan Opera Theatre. Cincinnati Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. After a career as an actor in Canada working at many of the country’s foremost companies. Including five seasons with the Shaw Festival and five seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada.
Mr. Honeywell joined the Canadian Opera Company’s young artist program. Where he was heard in the title role of Giulio Cesare by Antonio Sartario and Narraboth in Salome. He then joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, where he sang the role of Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance opposite Elizabeth Futral.
In addition to his opera engagements, Mr. Honeywell has performed concert work with the Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Albany Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
He is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto and has received numerous awards, among which are a Dora Mavor Moore Award for his role of Arnaud de Tilh in The House of Martin Guerre, a Maureen Forrester Award, and a Tyrone Guthrie Award from the Stratford Festival.