Jermy Ovenden tenor


Photo: Copyright Luca Sage

Bach Xmas Oratorio, LPO Jurowski, Dec 2017

The Evangelist sung sublimely by Jeremy Ovenden, his singing was dazzling throughout: exhilarating in supple duet with the flute in Frohe Hirten and exquisite in the hushed, elevated lines of So geht, Genug, Mein schatz geht nicht von her.

MOZART An Italian Journey (recording)

In technical terms,and particularly in his outstandingly idiomatic Italian enunciation, Ovenden proves complete master of his chosen repertory...
I have only admiration.

Max Loppert, BBC Music magazine

The fine tenor Jeremy Ovenden, who has sung most of the major Mozart roles all over Europe, sings with an engaging commitment to these joyous creations… a delightful selection.

Ovenden’s attractive, bright tenor… his rhythm, diction and easy flexibility of voice are exemplary.

David Cairns, The Sunday Times (£)

HAYDN Die Jahreszeiten (recording)

Jeremy Ovenden…is especially good in Haydn’s marvellous evocations of the summer dawn and the midday heat.

Richard Wigmore, Gramophone

Davis also has a fine cast of soloists. Jeremy Ovenden as Lucas reminds one with his flexibility and lovely open sound of Philip Langridge (there can be little higher praise)

Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review

…Jeremy Ovenden’s eager, eloquent tenor…

George Hall, BBC Music magazine

Betulia Liberata
, Salzburg Festival

Particularly outstanding is the high, fleet voice of English tenor Jeremy Ovenden who rolls off divisions and trills smoothly, even effortlessly, with ringing clarity in his upper register and utter control of softer textures.

Christopher Williams, Fanfare


Jeremy Ovenden delivers a highly persuasive, handsomely sung Jupiter

Don Giovanni,

Jeremy Ovenden è un Don Ottavio dalla voce corretto, soprattutto nelle agilità, affrontate con sicurezza. Ottima la dizione.

Alcina, Milan

Jeremy Ovenden ha voce morbida e disegna un Oronte elegante e distante, dall’aplomb inglese.
Jeremy Ovenden che ricordavamo grande interprete britteniano e che abbiamo ritrovato qui superbo tenore di mezzo carrattere. Voce agile ben proiettata, sicura nelle agilita: il cantante britannico ha saputo ricreare il suo personaggio.

Marco Cabrino, Opera Lirica

Così fan tutte, Aix-en-Provence

... le magnifique tenor Jeremy Ovenden, formé a I'art du Nicolai Gedda, et qoi promet un beau Tamino...

le Figaro

Così fan tutte, Aix-en-Provence

Servis par d'excellentes voix d'ou émergent a haut niveau la prestation du tenor Jeremy Ovenden en Ferrando, a la voix caressante dans la tendresse, capable de dureté dans la colère, toujours intelligent.


Così fan tutte, Copenhagen

Jeremy Ovenden sings the tenor part of Ferrando so very lyrically and wonderfully


La Fida Ninfa, Paris

Jeremy Ovenden has a beautiful legato and a beautiful mastery of mixed voice. His Deh! Ti piega is superb.

Alain Zurcher, L'Atelier du Chanteur


This was gourmet stuff. The Jupiter, Jeremy Ovenden, proved a match for Milne’s brilliance; he had the right lightness of tone and mobility for this unusual part (a tenor hero, not a castrato – extraordinary for 1744) and I Must With Speed Amuse Her flashed and crackled with glittering fioriture, followed by the famous Where’er You Walk, pure, classical, poised.

Raymond Monelle, Opera Magazine

Jeremy Ovenden’s Jupiter is another tour de force. The wonderfully refined line of his Where’er You Walk and fabulously clean and impressive coloratura of the aria before it, I Must With Speed Amuse Her, are only two examples of his flawless and stylish singing.

Frank Carroll, Sunday Herald

Jeremy Ovenden must be one of the few modern singers who can encompass the prodigious virtuosity of the Act ll air, I Must With Speed Amuse Her, and then touch the heart with the chaste lyricism of Where’er You Walk.

Raymond Monelle, The Independent

… an intelligent… highly competent singer… his line, power and coloratura were all excellent…

Jeremy Ovenden’s Jupiter is faultlessly stylish… Where’er You Walk is the centre of a half-hour stretch of unsurpassed music that generates a magical degree of sensual bliss and erotic tension.

Jeremy Ovenden, who was allowed to roll about on the ground as Jupiter in priapic agony, had an appropriate touch of Rory Bremner's Oliver Letwin and was impressively funny and strange. He also sang impeccably.

Saul, Brussels

Ottimo il Jonathan del tenore Jeremy Ovenden, reduce da esperienze Mozartiane per le qualità evidentemente il colore, la linea, illegato e il fraseggio...


Christmas Oratorio, Jerusalem

Jeremy Ovenden, whose soft, clear and endearing tenor, fulfilled all one's expectations... 

Jerusalem Post

Solomon, New York

Jeremy Ovenden’s rounded tenor gave Zadok’s music an appealing warmth.