Tenor John Pickle is quickly making a name for himself, most recently for his portrayals of Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, a role he debúted with Los Angeles Opera. Of a performance as the jilted hunter with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Kansas City Star raved, “Pickle’s emotionally wrought characterization drove this [performance] even harder home than usual.” In recent seasons, Mr. Pickle also enjoyed performances as Erik with Utah Festival Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre. This season, Pickle will be performing Canio in Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Verdi’s Requiem with Opera Grand Rapids, the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Dayton Opera, Mahler’s Das Lied von de Erde with the Dayton Philharmonic, and the role of Alfred in Die Fledermaus at Florentine Opera.
Favorite engagements from recent seasons also include Canio in Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theatre; Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera and Don José in Carmen with Opera Tampa; Radamés in Aïda with Dayton Opera; Turiddu and Canio in Opera Delaware’s double-bill production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci; and the title role in Candide with Fresno Grand Opera. Mr. Pickle has also performed Cavaradossi in Tosca with Townsend Opera, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Florida Grand Opera, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut at Mobile Opera, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Long Bay Symphony, and Verdi’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Pickle is an established talent on symphonic concert and recital stages throughout the country. He made his Houston Symphony debut this year as the tenor soloist in Mahler’s 8th Symphony. Additional concert engagements this past season included the tenor solo in Verdi’s Requiem with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra; and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Lima Symphony.