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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Irish National Opera Announces New Season

The season begins with a tour of Dennehy’s The First Child in Ireland. More information about the season can be found here .

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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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"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


The Hours

Composer: Kevin Puts
Librettist: Greg Pierce

Eric will cover the role of Man Under Arch/Hotel Clerk.

Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story concerns three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. The exciting premiere radiates with star power, with Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott—who most recently wowed Met audiences with his staging of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten—directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score.

Cast and information here.

November 22, 25, 28
December 1, 4, 7, 10, 15


A collection of arias for castrati
Stefan Plewniak, Conductor

Samuel Mariño, counter-tenor
Eric Jurenas, 
Siman Chung, 

March 13, 2023


Claudio Monteverdi
Favola in musica in one prologue and five acts [1607]

Eric sings the role of La Speranza.

Orpheus sings to vanquish death, hoping to save his dead wife from the underworld. And so it is entirely fitting that the history of opera should begin with a work celebrating the power of music. The premiere of Claudio Monteverdi’s »L’Orfeo« on 24 February 1607 is regarded as the birth of musical theatre. In the Semperoper, Monteverdi’s opera about the power and impotence of music can now be experienced for the first time in a new production of the original version. The conductor and lutenist Wolfgang Katschner will bring the score to life with an orchestra consisting of members of the Staatskapelle Dresden supported by performers of period instruments from Monteverdi’s time. Director and puppeteer Nikolaus Habjan, a shooting star of the Austrian theatre scene, will stage the work with a mixture of singing actors and life-size puppets.

Cast and Information here.

April 30
May 3, 8, 12, 18, 2023

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

Opus Colorado