Biography

John Findon- Tenor

John studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) under Kathleen Mckellar Ferguson and is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) Opera Course taught by John Evans, where he was supported by Help Musicians UK and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Operatic Performances include: Alfredo La Traviata (Fife Opera); First Armed Man (cover) Magic Flute (RCS); 2nd Soldier L’incoronazione di Poppea (RCS); Bardolfo Falstaff (RCS); Nemorino L’Elisir d’amore (Brent Opera); Don José Carmen (EPOC); Jean The Cunning Peasant (GSMD); Shepherd 2 (role)/Apollo (cover) Orfeo (GSMD/ROH); Lemminkainen (cover) Swanhunter (Opera North); Leandro Le Donne Curiose (GSMD); Sir Philip Owen Wingrave (BYO); Count Vaudemont Iolanta (GSMD); Vasilli Mavra (GSMD); Huon Oberon (GSMD); Das Lied Von der Erde Valencia Philharmonic; Januarie The Tale of Januarie (GSMD/ROH). In the 2017 season John was a Jerwood Young artist at Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera (GFO/GTO) where he performed the roles of Player 2 Hamlet; Officer Ariadne auf Naxos and Giuseppe (cover) La Traviata. In the 2018/19 season John has performed roles for Opera North, Glyndebourne and ENO including, Second Jew Salome (Opera North); Monostatos Magic Flute (Opera North); Major Domo to Faninal (cover) Der Rosenkavalier (GFO) and Sergeant Johnny Strong (cover) Jack the Ripper (ENO). In 2019 John performed The Witch Hansel and Gretel (ENO), and was made a Harewood Artist at English National Opera where he performed roles in Carmen Remendado; Rusalka Gamkeeper. John returned to Glyndebourne in 2020 covering Major Raflafla In the Market for Love, Offenbach, then covering Florestan in Fidelio for Garsington Opera. John’s upcoming engagements include: First Armed Man/Second Priest The Magic Flute (GFO); Siegmund (cover) Die Walkure (ENO); Florestan (cover) Fidelio (GTO); Cock/Innkeeper The Cunning Little Vixen (ENO); Luke Handmaids Tale (ENO); Gamekeeper/Prince (cover) Rusalka (Garsington Opera).