Jonathan Gagné is a young lyric tenor who is currently studying with John Mac Master at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. He was a finalist at the Canadian Music Competition and recipient of a second prize at the “Relève musicale de Québec” competition. Last year, Jonathan rendered a brilliant interpretation of King Ouf in the comic opera L’Étoile by Chabrier (an event held for the 125th anniversary of the Château Frontenac)
With an undeniable vocal and scenic presence […] up to par for this more-than-colorful character. (Le Fil)
At the Opéra de Québec, he sang the roles of André Nault (Louis Riel) and Borsa (Rigoletto). Recently, he has been “The Philistine messenger” (Samson et Dalila) at the Opéra de Rimouski, as well as the “First priest” / “First armoured man” (Die Zauberflöte), and Ruggiero (La liberazione di Ruggiero) at Opera McGill. As for sacred music, the young tenor sang as a soloist in both Bach’s Magnificat and first “Christmas Cantata” under the baton of maestro Dany Wiseman. Most recently, he performed the role of “Abdallo” in Nabucco at the Opéra de Québec and sang as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Anima Musica in Montreal. This summer, Jonathan will be one of the soloists of the “Brigade lyrique” during the Festival d’opéra de Québec.