Eric Jurenas

Powerful and pliant
The New York Times
Eric Jurenas brought dimension and conviction
The Washington Post
A powerful and pleasing sound...his is a young artist to watch.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer

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Eric will make his Metropolitan Opera debut on May 18

Eric will sing the role of Guildenstern in Brett Dean’s acclaimed opera Hamlet on May 18th and 21st. More information and tickets here .

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Galway International Arts Festival announces full program

Landmark Productions in association with Irish National Opera presents The First Child at the festival – an opera by composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer and director Enda Walsh. Eric sings the role of the Nurse. More…

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Irish Baroque Orchestra Win Olivier Award for Irish National Opera’s ‘Bajazet’

The Irish Baroque Orchestra and Artistic Director Peter Whelan have received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Opera” at the 2022 Olivier Awards. Eric sang the role of Andronico in…

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"Eric Jurenas managed to portray both great masculinity and playful, compelling gentleness, singing successfully in the tricky range of countertenor with an occasional plunge into a fully resonant depth."

DC Theatre Scene



Composer: Brett Dean
Librettist: Matthew Jocelyn

Eric will sing the role of Guildenstern on 5/18, 5/21.

The plays of William Shakespeare have provided fertile ground for many of the world’s greatest composers, with everyone from Verdi and Gounod to Benjamin Britten and Thomas Adès adapting them for the operatic stage. In 2017, Brett Dean joined their ranks, unveiling a sometimes humorous, often unsettling, and entirely engrossing setting of Hamlet. This season, Dean’s bold opera, which captures the title character’s tortured inner struggle with one of the 21st century’s most electrifying scores, arrives at the Met, in a riveting staging by director Neil Armfield that stars tenor Allan Clayton as the Danish prince out for blood.

Cast and Information here.

May 13, 18, 21, 26, 31
June 4, 9, 2022

The First Child

composer Donnacha Dennehy
writer and director Enda Walsh

Eric sings the role of the Nurse.

Cast and Information here.

It all began with the child.

Over the past seven years, in an extraordinary, sustained burst of creative energy, the composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer/ director Enda Walsh have created an explosive trilogy of operas rooted in contemporary suburban life.

The three multi–award–winning operas have been acclaimed in Ireland, at the Edinburgh International Festival, at the Barbican and Royal Opera House in London, and in New York, Amsterdam and Luxembourg.

The second part of the trilogy, the visually spectacular The Second Violinist, premiered at the Festival in 2017 to great acclaim and now the final part The First Child plays just five performances at GIAF 2022.

July 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2022


GF Handel
Oratorio in 3 Acts [1744]

Sung in English

Eric sings the role of Cyrus.

A dramatic account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the first Persian empire, and the ensuing freeing of the Jewish nation as told by Daniel, the noble youth of Jerusalem, is the subject of Handel’s oratorio, composed during the peak of his creative life.

Cast and Information here.

July 30, 2022

"He...stuns the audience with his remarkable voice and musicianship."

Opus Colorado