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In repertoire encompassing Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto to Dove’s Flight and beyond, countertenor John Holiday’s expressive and richly beautiful voice has made him an increasingly sought after artist, possessing a “vocal instrument that threatens to equal the name artists in his range.” (Herald Times) Mr. Holiday is the recipient of the Marian Anderson Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera. He began the 2017-2018 season with a debut at Opera Philadelphia singing the role of John Blue in the world-premiere of Roumain's We Shall Not Be Moved, a production directed by the award-winning Bill T. Jones that will also be seen at the Apollo Theater in New York. Also this season, Mr. Holiday will debut at Florida Grand Opera as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and debut in Flight as the Refugee at Des Moines Metro Opera. He will make his Kennedy Center recital debut at the Terrace Theater and perform Handel’s The Messiah with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, he will sing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in Los Angeles and on tour at Carnegie Hall, in Paris at the Philharmonie, and in London at the Barbican Centre. In the summer of 2017, he returned to the Glimmerglass Festival to make his debut in the title role of Xerxes.

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