Countertenor John Holiday has performed at world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican Centre, and the Philharmonie de Paris. His career highlights include a tour with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s We Shall Not Be Moved with Opera Philadelphia and the Dutch National Opera. In addition, Mr. Holiday has curated The John Holiday Experience (JHE) to showcase his affinity and talent for many different genres, including pop, jazz, and R&B.
His 2021–22 season is filled with many exciting debuts, beginning with his debut at the Hollywood Bowl led by Mr. Dudamel in an all-Gershwin program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also makes debut at The Metropolitan Opera, in Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice as Orpheus’s Double, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; New York Philharmonic, in Handel’s Messiah, led by Jeannette Sorrell; and at the Bavarian Staatsoper, in Barrie Kosky’s production of Agrippina in the role of Nerone. Mr. Holiday reprises his signature role of the Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Utah Opera and The Dallas Opera. In the midst of his operatic season, he has also released two pop singles: Alive in Me and Waste Mine.
John Holiday’s numerous accolades include the 2017 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, 2014 Richard Tucker Foundation’s Sara Tucker award, first place at the 2013 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, 2012 Sullivan Foundation, 2011 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, and third place winner in the 2014 OPERALIA competition.