Jonathan Stoughton

  • Tristan und Isolde – Tristan
  • Siegfried – Siegfried
  • Götterdämmerung – Siegfried


Praised as “full-voiced, focused and fearless” – Opera Magazine – and “ardent, fresh toned and promisingly tireless” – The Guardian – Jonathan Stoughton’s significant débuts as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), The Prince (Rusalka) and Siegfried (Siegfried) have established him as one of the most exciting British Heldentenors to emerge in recent years.

Recent operatic engagements include a company début for Opera North as Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana) Siegfried ( Siegfried and Götterdämmerung) for Saffron Opera Group, Vakula (Christmas Eve) for Chelsea Opera Group, Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Erik (Der Fliegende Holländer), both for Longborough Festival Opera, in addition to the cover of Der Fremde (Das Wunder der Heliane) for the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  In Autumn 2018 Jonathan joined the artist roster at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to be the official cover for Siegfried (Siegfried and  Götterdämmerung) and later in the season made a critically-acclaimed company début for the State Opera, Prague as Max (Jonny Spielt Auf).  Future plans include a return to the Royal Opera House as the official cover for Florestan (Fidelio), Siegfried in Longborough Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle and German house débuts as Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Siegmund (Die Walküre), Parsifal (Parsifa)l and Siegfried (Götterdämmerung).

Jonathan Stoughton trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio, shortly after which he made his professional début for Glyndebourne on Tour in the rôle of Steva (Jenůfa). He was runner-up in the 2013 Wagner Society Singing Competition and the winner of the Carole Rees Award for Advanced Musical Studies in Wagnerian Repertoire in 2017, in addition to being the recipient of generous support from the Mastersingers.