John Rodger

John Rodger

Spinto Tenor

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«'a real Italianate tenor with a strong, bright voice, technically secure, and already exciting to hear'»
David Angus, conductor (2016)
William Weibel, conductor (2016)
2017Verdi: OtelloOtello
2016Giordano: Andrea ChénierAndrea Chénier
2016Gounod: FaustFaust
2016Bizet: CarmenDon José
2015Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorTenor
2014Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestDick Johnson
2013Puccini: Le VilliRoberto
2013Prokofiev: The Love for Three OrangesLe Prince
2013Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierEin Sänger
2012Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlo
2012Bellini: NormaPollione
2012Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlos
2012Boito: MefistofeleFaust
2012Strauss J.: Die FledermausAlfred
2012Verdi: RequiemTenor
2011Verdi: AidaRadamès
2011Verdi: NabuccoIsmaele
2011Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlos
2010Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2010Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo
2010Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2010Dona FlorAlvise
2010Revolution of FormsRicardo Porro
2009Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2009Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlos
2009Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2009Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2009Verdi: La TraviataGastone
2009Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2009Puccini: Il tabarroLuigi
2008Bellini: NormaPollione
2008Wagner R.: Das LiebesverbotClaudio
2008Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2008Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2008Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2008Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2007Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2007Puccini: TurandotPong
2007Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2007Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2007Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2007Ward: The CrucibleJudge Danforth
2007Busoni: ArlecchinoLeandro
2006Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2005Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorSir Edgardo Di Ravenswood
2004Puccini: La RondineRuggero Lastouc


Tenor John Rodger has been called 'a real Italianate tenor with a strong, bright voice, technically secure, and already exciting to hear,' 'intelligent and musical, tall and commanding,' and 'a force among today's young artists.' He has recently sung Verdi's Don Carlo, Pollione in Norma, and Roberto in Le Villi with Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach. He also covered the role of Don Carlo and the Prince in L'amour des trois oranges at Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as Andrea Chenier and Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West for Opera North in Leeds. 

Previously he has been on the roster of New York City Opera for Esther, Revolution of Forms, and Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Glimmerglass Opera for La Traviata and Das Liebesverbot, and Sarasota Opera for Don Carlos and Tosca. He has sung leading roles in Don Carlo, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Tales of Hoffmann with Opera in the Heights in Houston, Tosca, Il Trovatore, Macbeth, Nabucco, Il Tabarro, Doña Flor, Pearl Fishers, Gounod's Faust and Boito's Mefistofele with Taconic Opera in Westchester, and several productions of La Traviata, Rigoletto, and La Bohème. Mr. Rodger currently lives in Berlin.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Otello Otello Immediately Kent Opera 2017
Giordano: Andrea Chénier Andrea Chénier Immediately Opera North 2016
Gounod: Faust Faust Immediately Taconic Opera 2016
Bizet: Carmen Don José Immediately Long Island Opera 2016
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Tenor Immediately Skipton Camerata 2015