“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 “a total star.” He is quickly becoming a much most sought-after rising tenor. In the 2018/19 season he joins both Komische Oper Berlin and English National Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème. He also sings his first performances of Cavaradossi in Tosca in his debut with Gran Teatre del Liceu, Werther with Opera del Teatro Solis in Uruguay, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Virginia Opera. On the concert stage, Mr. Tetelman returns to the Tanglewood Music Festival for performances of Verdi’s Requiem, and joins soprano Kristine Opolais in concert with Wurth Philharmoniker in Künzelsau. Last season, he debuted at the Tanglewood Music Festival as Rodolfo in La bohème with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andris Nelsons, and joined soprano Nadine Sierra in concert at Festival Napa Valley. He also sang Duca in Rigoletto with Berkshire Opera Festival, Marco in Chadwick and Barnet’s Tabasco 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 2016 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.