Biography

Bristol, England based Canadian tenor John Bacon is rapidly establishing himself as a singer of exceptional musicianship, warmth, style and character.  Having performed throughout Europe and North America, he has been praised for his dramatic intensity, vocal beauty, clarity and agility.

A singer who excels at oratorio and song, Mr. Bacon regularly performs a wide variety of repertoire ranging from Bach to Britten. Mr. Bacon’s concerts include working with such distinguished artists as Graham Johnson, Iain Burnside, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and Early Music Vancouver.

Over the past few years Mr. Bacon has amassed a number of operatic roles including; Nemerino in L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti in Tokyo, Japan, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni by Mozart, Acis in Acis and Galatea by Handel, Horace in La Colombe by Gounod, Raoul de Gardefeu in La Vie Parisienne, and Bill in Flight by Jonathan Dove, under the batons of such conductors as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sian Edwards and Alex Ingram.

Winner of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio Two Début Series for Young Performers, Mr. Bacon is also the recipient of a Koerner Foundation Artist Award and funding fellowship from the COB Foundation of Canada. Through this generous support, he completed the Postgraduate Opera program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Rudolf Piernay. While at the Guildhall, Mr. Bacon was a prize winner in the English Song Competition, represented the college in an LSO Discovery Lunchtime Concert, and worked with the likes of Philip Langridge, Martin Katz, and Malcolm Martineau.

Prior to this he sang with the Juno award-nominated vocal ensemble musica intima and completed a Bachelor of Music at the University British Columbia.



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