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Jonathan Peter Kenny

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Jonathan Peter Kenny press reviews

“…Jonathan Peter Kenny’s suave Oberon…”
Oberon: A Midsummer Night’s Dream / English Touring Opera / The Guardian

“The two countertenors, Pascal Bertin — who sings the title–role — and Jonathan Kenny, are both technically fluent and expressive, with a good sense of drama…”
La conversione di Clodoveo / Accord CD / Gramophone

“Helen Williams and Jonathan Peter Kenny were in top form.’
James: Hey! Persephone / Almeida Opera / The Independent

“...with Jonathan Peter Kenny making considered use of his countertenor as the Iberian prince Idraspe.”
Idraspe: Erismena / English Touring Opera / The Guardian

“Jonathan Peter Kenny is nicely ambiguous as Erimante’s cup-bearer, Idraspe.”
Idraspe: Erismena / English Touring Opera / The Stage

“Jonathan Peter Kenny, as Aladdin Sane–lookalike Vera…stand(s) out among the singers.”
Vera: Vera of Las Vegas / OTC, Dublin / The Times

“Orla Boylan, soprano, Jonathan Peter Kenny, countertenor, Declan Kelly, tenor and Alan Ewing, bass, were a reliable and splendidly rehearsed solo quartet and in the modern manner capable of decorating the musical line of arias when required…”
Messiah / Ulster Orchestra / Belfast Telegraph

“The third of the countertenors is Jonathan Peter Kenny as Narcissus, rather softer in tone and line, who provides some particularly musical singing in his aria near the end of Act 2.”
Narciso: Agrippina / Philips CD / Gramophone

“As the villainous Polinesso, Jonathan Peter Kenny displays a sweet counter–tenor and a nice line in lechery.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / English Touring Opera / The Daily Telegraph

“Jonathan Peter Kenny created a convincing villain, Polinesso, with some marvellous singing in his arias.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / OTC, Dublin / Sunday Tribune

“The important role of Polinesso was sung superbly by Jonathan Peter Kenny — a countertenor whose remarkable voice was handled with tremendous skill and which was acknowledged by the audience who were obviously fascinated by his expert handling of florid music.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / OTC, Dublin / Belfast Telegraph

“Countertenor Jonathan Peter Kenny…created a hauntingly evil Polinesso through his singing. His soft cadenzas and modern embellishments, impeccably accurate and yet at the same time almost atonal, bestow a surreal air on the character.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / OTC, Dublin / Galway Independent

“The star of the show, remarkably, was the countertenor Jonathan Peter Kenny. Here was a baddy with the voice of an angel, but with tremendous stage presence.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / OTC, Dublin / Irish News

“Jonathan Peter Kenny excelled as the evil Polinesso.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / OTC, Dublin / Sunday Business Post

“Jonathan Peter Kenny’s created a convincing villain, Polinesso, with some marvellous singing in his arias.”
Polinesso: Ariodante / OTC, Dublin / Sunday Tribune

“…Helen Williams’ lustrous soprano blended ecstatically with Jonathan Peter Kenny’s limpid countertenor. He sings the great soulful numbers with an instinctive understanding of the music’s style and emotional content.”
Bertarido: Rodelinda / OTC, Dublin / The Sunday Times

"Jonathan Peter Kenny is stylish and secure in the title role.:
Tolomeo / English Touring Opera / The Daily Telegraph