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."

DC Theatre Scene



GF Handel

Opera in three acts (1731)
Libretto adapted from Pietro Metastasio

Performed in German

This rarely performed opera features a comeback after 15 years! The grand seigneur of realistic musical theatre is back – and he is fulfilling a long-held dream: Harry Kupfer, who made theatre history here in the Behrenstrasse, presents a fundamental conflict of European modernity with Georg Friedrich Handel’s masterful Baroque opera Poro.

Eric sings the role of Alexander the Great.

Cast and Information:

March 16, 29
April 13, 20
May 4
June 25


GF Handel

Role of Rinaldo

Information and Cast:

April 27


GF Handel

Oratorio in three acts
Libretto: Charles Jennens

David returns from the battle bearing the head of the giant Goliath – as a reward, King Saul promises him the hand of his horrified daughter Merab. But when David receives more popular acclaim than the King, Saul is consumed by jealousy. His daughter Michal advises David to soothe the incensed monarch with the calming strains of a harp. But Saul’s rage is merely exacerbated, and he finally casts a spear at David. When he misses, Saul orders his son Jonathan to slay David …

When setting this Old Testament material to music in 1738, George Frideric Handel worked together for the first time with the librettist Charles Jennens, who later on, for example, put together the text for the Messiah. The work was premiered on 16 January 1739 in the King’s Theatre at the Haymarket in London.

Markus Brück Baritone – Saul
Benjamin Hulett Tenor – Jonathan
Eric Jurenas Countertenor – David
Mary Bevan Soprano – Michal
Sophie Bevan Soprano – Merab
Raphael Höhn Tenor – High Priest, Witch of Endor

NDR Chor
Edzard Burchards 
Chorus master

FestspielOrchester Göttingen

Laurence Cummings Harpsichord and conductor

Info: click here

May 17, 18

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

Opus Colorado