Born in Victoria, Canada, bass Jeremy Bowes recently finished two seasons with the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden. He has been described as, “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). His roles with the Semperoper included Colline in Puccini’s La bohème, Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen, The King in Cui’s Der gestiefelte Kater and the Warden in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking.
In the spring of 2010 he graduated from Yale with a Masters in Music where he received his principal vocal training from Richard Cross. While at Yale he performed the roles of Figaro in Mozart’s 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. He recently made his hometown operatic debut in Victoria, British Columbia as Pistola in Pacific Opera Victoria’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff. Last season was engaged for Nabucco and Kevin Puts’ Silent Night with l’Opéra de Montréal, Elijah with the Kingston Symphony, Pärt’s Passio with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and returned to Pacific Opera Victoria as the Bonze in Madama Butterfly.
In the 2015-2016 season he concentrates his operatic energies on Canada’s west coast where he will be heard as the Bonze in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera, and Lodovico in Otello and Flowers in a tour of Mary’s Wedding for Pacific Opera Victoria. His concert engagements take him to the Winnipeg Symphony for Messiah and for the Windsor Symphony, he sings Colline in a concert performance of La Boheme.