Jonathan Sells

baritone

The British baritone Jonathan Sells, who was born in 1982 in London and currently resides in Bern, studied with Janice Chapman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He began his career at the opera studio of Zurich Opera, where he performed in such works as Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream andJanáček’s From the House of the Dead and in the world premiere of Anno Schreier’s Die Stadt der Blinden. As a graduate of the Jardin des Voix, he has worked with William Christie, performing in concerts in Madrid, Paris, Brussels, London, and New York. Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Robert Hollingworth also number among his musical partners. Sells has sung in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at Aix-en-Provence. He was trained as a lieder singer by Malcolm Martineau and Graham Johnson, and he has given song recitals at Wigmore Hall in London and at various British Festivals.

February 2016