Instructors

Jonathan Tay

Classical Opera & Broadway Singing Instructor


Singaporean tenor Jonathan Charles Tay is one of the leading opera singers to emerge from his home country in this generation. His clear lyric tone and commitment to text and drama have contributed to his increasing presence on the opera and concert stages in Singapore and the United States.



COURSES TEACHING

Classical Opera
Broadway Singing


Profile


Singaporean tenor Jonathan Charles Tay is one of the leading opera singers to emerge from his home country in this generation. His clear lyric tone and commitment to text and drama have contributed to his increasing presence on the opera and concert stages in Singapore and the United States.

This season, Singaporean Tenor Jonathan Charles Tay performs the role of Ah Niu in SCO’s Liu San Jie, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with the Esplanade, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with BHSO, Parpignol in Puccini’s La Boheme with SSO and The Messenger in Verdi’s Aïda with SLO.

Previous credits include Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with SLO, Steuermann in Singapore’s first Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, garnering praise from OPERA! as “excellent and very lyrical”. Also, Orpheus in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Peppe in Donizetti’s Rita, Peter Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Hussar in Stravinsky’s Mavra, Astolf in Schubert’s Die Versworenen, Edoardo in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio, Muley Graves in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Grapes of Wrath, Laurie in Mark Adamo’s Little Women and Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Jonathan also performed as Re Gonzaga and L’araldo in Franco Faccio’sAmleto. His performance with Opera Southwest was listed in Opera News best of 2016 recordings.

Mr. Tay attained his Bachelor of Music at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with renown tenor Neil Rosenshein and following that his Masters of Music at Northwestern University, studying with professor W. Stephen Smith. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Eckstein Merit Scholarship Award, a New Horizon Aspen Music Festival Award in 2014 and recently was award a scholarship to the 2017 Richard Wagner Stipendienstiftung in Bayreuth, Germany, representing the Richard Wagner Association of Singapore.

Upon his return to Singapore, Tay has also responded to his passion for teaching and sharing music with the next generation. His endeavours in teaching has paid dividends with his students achieving distinctions and awards in the ABRSM singing examinations, as well as gaining entry into music degree programs. Jonathan is currently an instructor at Intune Music, teaching classical and broadway singing.