Jonathan Wilson

2nd Priest
Jonathan Wilson, 2nd Priest
Jonathan Wilson, 2nd Priest

“Baritone Jonathan Wilson has been praised by the Chicago Classical Review as a “superb actor” with a “resounding and luxurious” voice. Notable roles in Jonathan’s repertoire include Dottore Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), and Guglielmo in (Così fan tutte). Also an avid performer of contemporary and chamber opera, Jonathan has sung roles for many regional premieres in the Chicago area with recent favorites including Manfred in Two Remain (Heggie, Scheer), Hannah-before in As One (Kaminsky, Campbell, Reed), and the titular character in a Tom Waits adaptation of Woyzeck, each as part of critically acclaimed productions with Chicago Fringe Opera. His appearances as The Poet in When Adonis Calls (Borzoni, de los Santos, Dillard) and as Robert Dziekański in I will fly like a bird (Plant, Wainwright) with Chicago-based Thompson Street Opera Company have also been universally praised.

Jonathan also regularly sings with many of Chicagoland’s top symphonic and choral ensembles. As a soloist, he has performed with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the New Philharmonic Orchestra, the South Shore Orchestra, and many Chicago-area sacred organizations. This winter he will return as a soloist with the New Philharmonic to sing Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. He also routinely sings as part of the Lyric Opera Chorus, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the Grant Park Chorus. This past spring, Jonathan performed as a soloist with Lyric Opera of Chicago in Mozart’s Thamos, King of Egypt as part of their concert series featuring Mozart’s Requiem Mass.”