John Pickle


Tenor John Pickle quickly has established himself as a strong tenor, most recently for his portrayals of Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, a role he débuted 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 Mobile Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre. Last season, Pickle joined the esteemed roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of Norma.

This season, Pickle performed Cavaradossi in Tosca with Nashville Opera and Pollione in Norma with Opera Southwest. He also sings the tenor solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with The Orchestra Now at Bard College and Verdi’s Requiem with Dayton Opera and with DCINY in Barcelona. Additionally, he will sing Verdi’s Requiem with the Akron Symphony.

Favorite engagements from recent seasons also include Canio in Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Memphis, and Dayton Opera; Cavardossi in Tosca with Intermountain Opera Bozeman and Townsend Opera; Rodolfo in La bohème with Colorado Symphony; 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 Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Florida Grand Opera and Dayton Opera, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut with Mobile Opera, and Alfred in Die Fledermaus at Florentine Opera.