Jonathan Pugsley's Profile
Hayes Walker Management Ltd
Jonathan Pugsley, Bass-Baritone, trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and whilst there performed the role of Nick Shadow in their production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and Alidoro in La Cenerentola.
Since then he has performed the roles of Achillas in Handel’s Julius Caesar for the Yorke Trust, the Page in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Northern Sinfonia (conducted by Richard Hickox), Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco with Preston Opera, Guglielmo, Cosi fan Tutte for Ryedale Festival, Bartolo with Three Stone Opera, Colline, La Bohème and Angelotti, Tosca with Opus 1, a double bill with The Goldberg Ensemble, (South of France) singing the roles of Uberto in La serva Padrona (Pergolesi) and Tancredi in Il combatemento di Clorina e Tancredi (Monteverdi), Mr Page, Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai) for Opera South, Don Alfonso with the Hayes Symphony Orchestra, Sparafucile, Rigoletto with Birmingham Chamber Orchestra, Leporello, Masetto and the Commendatore for an Education Workshop with Opera 2005, Cork and Sir Roderick Murgatroyd, Ruddigore for Charles Court Opera.
Jonathan has also worked extensively in the field on contemporary opera. In 2003 he was invited to premier the roles of Sottile and Tartato in Detlev Glanert’s opera Enigma for the 28th Cantiere, Montepulciano as well as Chailly’s Monologue Il libro dei reclami. He has recently performed the role of Gabriel Oak (to critical acclaim) in the premier of Far From The Madding Crowd, composed by Andrew Downes, and covered the role of The Pied Piper in Opera North’s Educational Touring Opera of Kate Pearson's The Pied Piper.
Jonathan appears regularly throughout the UK as an oratorio soloist and recitalist, where he has performed works such as Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Strauss’ Kraemerspiegel and Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. He also won the opportunity to sing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the RNCM’s Repertoire Orchestra.
More recently he performed the roles of Rochfort, Anna Bolena, Elder Ott, Susannah (Floyd) and covered Leporello for English Touring Opera and performed Baron Zeta for Scottish Opera’s tour of The Merry Widow.