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Jonathan Veira – Musical Comedian

Picture of Jonathan VeiraJonathan Veira Bass Baritone, celebrated 25 years on the operatic stage in 2010. Jonathan’s 25th anniversary saw him on the Glyndebourne stage as the wicked stepfather Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola by Rossini.

He has performed across the globe in a variety of roles and musical styles from Mozart through to John Adams. Jonathan began his musical career studying for his Bachelors at London University; post graduate studies at Trinity College of Music and subsequently the National Opera Studio.

Jonathan’s considerable vocal and comic talents have resulted in him singing many of the leading comic baritone roles. These have received universal critical acclaim – see our ‘Reviews’ page for more details and a complete list of the roles he has played.

In addition to his operatic roles, Jonathan regularly broadcasts on BBC radio and television and has recorded numerous CDs and television programs in many genres including light entertainment and religious broadcasting, particularly with Songs of Praise. Tracks from his CDs are often featured on radio programs across the globe.

Another part of Jonathan’s entertainment portfolio involves his extremely popular one-man show – An Audience with Jonathan Veira, where he uses his voice and his skills as a musician on the piano and guitar together with his talents as a comedian and most of all communicator. This show goes from opera to pop and includes jazz; standards and even country and western along the way – everyone finds a song that they love in this show. Jonathan’s anecdotes and comments on life resonate with his guests which often result in great hilarity shared by all. Audiences of all ages across the whole of the UK and beyond have been given a night to remember, where the by word is ‘laughter’ and people leave feeling uplifted and often moved in a way they weren’t  expecting.

Jonathan’s Christian faith has been an essential part of his life and work and he has recorded a number of albums that reflect this. These are varied in style and have something to suit all musical tastes from traditional hymns and carols to blues and gospel. They also include a number of well-known inspirational secular songs. Jonathan records albums on the record label Elevation on a regular basis. Details of all these can be found in the shop part of his web site where you can also listen to clips before you buy.

Visit http://www.jonathanveira.com/ for more information.