Biography


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“The real treat, however, came in the Duke sung by the tenor Jonathan Tetelman...The guy’s a total star.”

The New York Times

 

 The New York Times declares Jonathan Tetelman is “a total star.” In the 2019/20 season he returns to the role of Rodolfo in La bohème in his house debuts with both the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden and Seattle Opera. He also returns to the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca with Teatro Regio Torino, Malmö Opera and Teatro Colón, makes his role debut as his role debut as B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opéra national de Montpellier, returns to the title role of Werther with Gran Teatro Nacional de Lima, and sings gala performances with soprano Kristine Opolais in Palermo and Moscow. Last season, he sang Rodolfo in La bohème with both Komische Oper Berlin and English National Opera, his first performances of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca in his Gran Teatre del Liceu debut, and the title role of Werther with Opera del Teatro Solis in Uruguay. On the concert stage, Mr. Tetelman joined the Tanglewood Music Festival for performances of Verdi’s Requiem, and joined soprano Kristine Opolais in concert with Wurth Philharmoniker in Künzelsau. 

Mr. Tetelman recently made his Tanglewood Music Festival debut as Rodolfo in La bohème with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andris Nelsons, joined soprano Nadine Sierra in concert at Festival Napa Valley, sang Duca in Rigoletto with Berkshire Opera Festival, Marco in Chadwick and Barnet’s Tobasco with New Orleans Opera, a gala performance as Don Jose in Carmen at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., both Dvorak’s Requiem and Verdi’s Requiem with the Greenwich Village Orchestra and St. George’s Choral Society, and joined the Metropolitan Opera for their new production of Norma. Other recent performances include Rodolfo in La bohème with the Fujian Grand Theatre in China, Verdi’s Requiem with the Milan Festival Orchestra, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with the Orchestra Now, Mozart’s Coronation Mass in his Carnegie Hall debut with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the St. Goerge’s Choral Society. Other recent roles for Mr. Tetelman include Alfredo in La Traviata, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady.

He won Second Place in the 2018 New York International Vocal competition, and First Prize in the 2017 New York Lyric Opera Competition, from which Mr. Tetelman performed concerts at both Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  The tenor was also a 2016 prize-winning finalist in the Mildred Miller (Opera Theater of Pittsburgh) Competition, and a semi-finalist in both the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition and the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition.

Mr. Tetelman completed the graduate performance studies program at The New School of Music, Mannes College and earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan School of Music.   He was born in Castro, Chile and grew up in central New Jersey.