Jeremy Bowes

Jeremy Bowes, Bass

Pacific Opera Victoria
Sarastro in The Magic Flute

February, 2017

Jeremy Bowes made his operatic debut in his home town of Victoria as Pistola in Pacific Opera's 2013 production of Verdi's Falstaff, followed by an April 2015 performance as the Bonze in Madama Butterfly. He returned in October 2015 for the role of Lodovico in Verdi's Otello. November 2015 saw him taking on the role of Sergeant Gordon Flowerdew in POV's production of a version of Mary's Wedding for a public performance as well as performances in regional schools. In February 2017 he returns as Sarastro in Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Jeremy recently finished singing two seasons with the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, where his roles have included Colline in Puccini's La bohème, Zuniga in Carmen, The King in Cui's Der gestiefelte Kater, the Warden in Heggie's Dead Man Walking, and Offizier in Hans Werner Henze's Wir erreichen den Fluss.

Recent engagements include his debut at Oper Frankfurt as Ben Benny in Benjamin Britten's Paul Bunyan (October 2016); The Bonze in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera (March, 2016); High Priest in Nabucco (September, 2014) and General Audebert in Kevin Puts' Pulitzer Prize winning opera Silent Night (May, 2015) for l'Opéra de Montréal; Leporello in Against the Grain's #Unclejohn ; as well as Elijah with the Kingston Symphony, and Pärt's Passio with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Jeremy completed his undergraduate studies in music at the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Master of Music degree from Yale, where he received his principal vocal training from Richard Cross.

While at Yale he performed the roles of Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Sarastro, Second Armed Guard and The Speaker in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, The Bonze in Stravinsky's Le rossignol, as well as the Bass solo in Verdi's Requiem with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. He also appeared as Luka in William Walton's The Bear in the Ischia summer music festival in Napoli, Italy. As a member of l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, he performed Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea and the Prison Guard in Dead Man Walking .


A promising bass whose I rage, I melt, I burn, was a highlight of the evening ...[he is] easy on all the senses and moves with natural chemistry onstage
Montreal Gazette


December, 2016