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 returns to Innsbruck Early Music Festival for a duo recital

Singing a thematic recital of lute art song from different countries, Eric joins French soprano Suzanne Jerosme and lutenist Jan Cizmar in a program titled Time Stand Still at the Schloss…

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Eric to introduce a new piece in Berlin

Eric will be premiering a world premiere work written for him by Aribert Reimann. This piece for viola, piano, and countertenor is to be performed at the Pierre Boulez Saal…

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Eric presents a recital as part of the Weekend of tribute to castrati in Versailles

Baroque Europe saw the reign of castrati. Long present in the Byzantine Empire, they were imposed first at the Sistine Chapel and then from Rome – where no woman could…

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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."

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Opera in three sequences
Libretto by Claus H. Henneberg and the composer, based on Anton P. Chekhov’s play (1901)
World premiere March 13 1998, Opéra de Lyon

Performed in Russian with German and English surtitles

Eric returns to the role of Natascha, one that he performed to critical acclaim at the Wiener Staatsoper. This new production of Dorothea Kirschbaum features four countertenors and opens the new season at the Frankfurt Opera House.

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September 9, 12, 14, 20, 23, 30
October 3

Birthday Odes

Chichester Psalms (Bernstein)

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Handel)

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary, “Come Ye Sons of Art” (Purcell)

Eric returns to Burlington as the featured alto soloist.

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November 17


GF Handel

This annual tradition will feature the Boston Baroque debut of three artists: soprano Layla Claire, countertenor Eric Jurenas, and tenor Norman Shankle. They are joined by bass-baritone Nathan Stark, alongside the Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. Conducted by Martin Pearlman, Music Director.


December 7, 8

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

Opus Colorado