January 20 - May 6, 2020


Vancouver Opera: The Flight of the Hummingbird - M. Goulet; M. Yahgulanass, B. Gilson

Touring to over one hundred elementary schools across the province of BC, Jan makes his VOIS debut as Bear in this charming new children's opera.

Additionally, the company will present several public performances at the Baumann Centre in Victoria and two feature shows at the Vancouver Play house, as part of the Summer Opera Festival in May.

*Victoria shows: The Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC:

  • March 18 @ 2pm

  • March 19th @ 2pm & 7pm

  • March 20 @ 2pm

  • March 21 @ 4pm & 7pm

  • March 22 @ 4pm & 7pm​​

*More details available here: https://pacificopera.ca/event/the-flight-of-the-hummingbird/

*Vancouver Playhouse:

  • May 3 @ TBD

March 14th, 2020 - 7:30pm

Victoria Philharmonic Choir: The Creation - J. Haydn

"This oratorio, composed between 1797 and 1798, is considered to be one of Haydn’s masterpieces - and his greatest choral hit! It celebrates the creation of the world, from chaos to Adam and Eve, in joyous, life-affirming music." - (Excerpted from: VPChoir.ca)

First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC

*Tickets available: here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-performance-of-the-creation-by-joseph-haydn-tickets-89354697305

May 16 & 17, 2020

Victoria Mendelssohn Choir

Despite the cheeky title ('petit'), Rossini described this robust work as "the last of my 'péchés de vieillesse'" (sins of old age). Jan will join Soprano Anna Shill, mezzo Arlene Overman and baritone Bob Overman. Simon Leung conducts.

Saturday, May 16 - St. Peter's Anglican Church @ 3pm

Sunday, May 17 - SHOAL Centre @ 3pm

May 23, 2020 - 2pm

Victoria Choral Society: Requiem in D minor; K. 626 - W. A. Mozart

Written at the end of his life, 'Mozart's Requiem' in D has become an iconic choral masterwork, a reputation that has only benefitted from the controversy surrounding it's mysterious benefactor and subsequent completion by Süssmayr. 

UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium, B115, Ring Rd, Victoria, BC.

*Tickets and more information available here: https://www.victoriachoralsociety.ca/concerts/

June 13, 2020 - 7:30pm

Bach on the Rock: Gilbert & Sullivan, and Friends: Gems from the Savoy Operas - Gilbert and Sullivan

"“Gilbert & Sullivan, and friends – Gems from the Savoy Operas” will present selections from the repertoire of the Savoy Operas.  The programme will include well-known Gilbert & Sullivan favourites (such as selections from The Yeoman of the Guard, which critics consider to be Sullivan’s finest work); not so well known works by the couple (such as the rarely heard The Grand Duke); and selections from other composers active at the Savoy Theatre." (excerpted from: www.bachontherock.com)

Fulford Hall, 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC

*Tickets available here: https://www.bachontherock.com/2019-2020-concert5

Photo: Brent Calis



December 18th, 2019 @ 7:00pm

The Civic Orchestra of Victoria - Messiah.

Handel's holiday classic will mark Jan's debut with the COV, where he will be the featured tenor soloist.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria, BC.

November 30th, 2019 @ 7:30

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra - Christmas Mass - J. Ryba &  Magnificat - Vivaldi.

Jan makes his Sooke Philharmonic debut in two back to back performances. Performance one takes place at the Sooke Community Hall.

November 1 & 2, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Pacific Opera Victoria, City Opera Vancouver: Missing - Brian Current & Marie Clements.

Jan joins the original cast for the western Canadian tour of 'Missing', singing the role of Devon. The first leg of the tour begins in Victoria, with additional performances in Regina, Prince George and Vancouver.

October 17, 2019 @ 8pm

Pacific Opera Victoria: Il Trittico - Giacomo Puccini.

Jan makes his POV company debut as the Song Vendor in Il Tabbaro, the first of three one act opera's in Puccini's Il Trittico.

May 24th - June 28th (rolling show dates, 2019)

Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Showcase: Ghost Opera - Veronika Krauses

Role: The Nephew

* Ghost Opera was a commissioned work written for the members of the 2018/19 ensemble, in collaboration with the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Old Trout Puppet Workshop.

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