Lawrence Jones was described in The Guardian as “a smooth-voiced Tom” in reference to his performance as Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Aldeburgh Festival, U.K.). Earlier this year, Mr. Jones sang Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff (Opera in the Heights), and Dermot in the revival of William Shield’s The Poor Soldier (The New Old American Company). Mr. Jones’ other credits include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Borsa in Rigoletto, and Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Mr. Jones returned to the Tanglewood Festival for a second summer in 2006, performing the role of Zen in the American Stage Premiere of Elliot Carter’s opera What Next? under the baton of James Levine. He has also sung with Glimmerglass Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera North, Boston University Opera Theater, Commonwealth Opera, The Vox Consort, and Raylynmor Opera. This summer he will sing Goro in Madama Butterfly at Lake George Opera.
On the concert stage Mr. Jones has performed many cantatas of Bach including a 2005 Carnegie Hall debut as tenor soloist in the Funeral Cantata. He has sung as a soloist with numerous choruses and orchestras including The Charlotte Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Tangelwood’s Bach Cantata Series, and the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra. In 2006 he performed the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion with the choirs and orchestra of Trinity Church Boston. Other concert performances have included Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and a Boston Symphony Hall debut as a featured soloist in the Sondheim Review with the Boston Pops under the baton of Keith Lockhart.
Mr. Jones’ April 2009 performance in Mozart’s Requiem is his second with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, following The King Shall Rejoice: Works of Handel in the previous season.