A charismatic young baritone from Dorset, Jonathan de Garis is a Samling Artist currently studying for a Master's degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In July 2018 he achieved a First Class Bmus (hons) degree from GSMD, and was awarded the Wyburd Prize for German Lieder. He is very grateful to have received support from the Sidney Perry Foundation and the C M Vinson Scholarship, helping him continue his second year of study of this Master's degree.
His recent operatic roles include the title role in Eugene Onegin (Opera Loki), Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte (St Paul's Opera), Papageno (GSMD), and Jupiter in Orphée aux Enfers (St Paul's Opera). He is equally passionate about song especially Russian and German Lieder. Recent recital engagements include a recital of song in Wigmore Hall with the Princes' Consort and other GSMD singers. In February 2019 he performed in Swansong directed by Iain Burnside, a collaboration between singers and actors exploring facets of Schubert's life and influences. In October 2018 he performed a recital of Russian music in the Barbican Hall, and later that year a recital of Rachmaninov songs in Pushkin House and a program of Lieder in the German Embassy. In September 2018 he performed in masterclasses and a recital with tenor Peter Schreier in Leipzig.
His faith is of paramount importance to him and he is involved in his church in London - Hackney Church.