Doug Jones


With over ninety roles in over seventy operas, American tenor Doug
Jones has proven himself to be one of the most versatile character
tenors performing today. His repertoire embraces all styles from
Monteverdi to premieres of new works by composers such as Gyorgi
Ligeti, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Luca Lombardi and Tobias Picker.
Recent performances include the Visitor in Philip Glass’ IN THE PENAL COLONY and Alec/Ombrellieri in Stewart Copeland’s THE INVENTION OF MOREL for Long Beach Opera, Tanzmeister ARIADNE AUF NAXOS for Austin Lyric Opera, Dancaïro CARMEN with Kansas City Lyric Opera, Don Basilio LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Dallas Opera and Borsa RIGOLETTO for Seattle Opera.

Appearances in Europe include Pang TURANDOT Tobias SWEENEY TODD and Junge Diener ELEKTRA at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, Monostatos DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Shabby Peasant LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Remendado CARMEN, Lucano L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA, Bardolfo FALSTAFF and Vasek BARTERED BRIDE for Israeli Oper, Gastone LA TRAVIATA and Flute A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the Opera de Bordeaux, Junge Diener ELEKTRA at the Nederlandse Opera, Shabby Peasant LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK and the world premiere of Karetnikov’s TILL EULENSPIEGEL for Opera Nantes and the Novice BILLY BUDD, Borsa RIGOLETTO, Pang TURANDOT, Major-Domo DER ROSENKAVALIER and most recently Der Bucklige in the Robert Wilson production of FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN at the Opera Bastille.

American operatic engagements include Tanzmeister ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Dr. Caius FALSTAFF, Monostatos DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Valzacchi DER ROSENKAVALIER, Borsa RIGOLETTO, Edmondo/Dancing Master MANON LESCAUT, Tanzmeister ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Young Sailor & Shepherd TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Monostatos DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Yuródivïy BORIS GODUNOV, Triquet EUGENE ONEGIN and Grail
Knight PARSIFAL for Seattle Opera, Kronprinz in Kevin Puts’ SILENT NIGHT and Goro MADAME BUTTERFLY for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Major-Domo and Innkeeper DER ROSENKAVALIER (with Renee Fleming) for the National Symphony Orchestra, his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ FRIEDENSTAG, Spoletta TOSCA with Austin Lyric Opera, Kudrjasch KATYA KABANOVA and 1st
Philistine SAMSON AND DELILAH for San Diego Opera, David DIE MEISTERSINGER and Bardolfo FALSTAFF for San Francisco Opera, Pedrillo DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL and the world premiere of Picker’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX with the Los Angeles Opera, Pytor Fedorevitch/Colonel in Shostakovich’s THE NOSE with the Bard Festival and Matt/Flich/Street Singer/ Messenger THREEPENNY OPERA and Erste Jude SALOME with Arizona Opera.

He can be heard on the premiere recording of the opera DIE MENSCHEN on the Wergo label by Detlev Mueller-Siemens and seen on the DVD of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden’s TURANDOT on the Opus Arte label.

Doug Jones

General management

Robert Gilder
Managing Director