- John Whittlesey,
regularly in opera, concert, and recital in the Boston area, having
appeared with Boston Lyric Opera, the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts, New England Light Opera, Cape Cod Opera,
Longwood Opera, the Hackmatack Playhouse, the
Center for the Arts in Natick, the Masterworks Chorale, Wellesley College, the Groton School, Salisbury
Singers, the Concert Singers of Lynn, and the Chorus North Shore.
John's roles include Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro,
the Father in Hansel and Gretel, Melchior in Amahl and the
Night Visitors, Silvio
in I Pagliacci, Sam in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti,
Robert Mission in Romberg's The New Moon, Pasatieri's Signor Deluso, Ben in
Menotti's The Telephone, The
Traveler in Britten's Curlew River.
- John has also created several
roles, including Jim in Jeffrey Brody's The Measure of Love
for Longwood Opera, Scully in Brian Hulse's The Blue Hotel at
Wellesley College, Carter Winslow in Charles Shadle's A Question
of Love, Robert in Shadle's A Last
Goodbye, Thursdale in Brian Hulse's The Letter, the
Announcer in Brian Hulse's The Game, Paul Verlaine in David
Paul Gibson's Verlaine
and Rimbaud, Dr. Cyrus Pike in Thomas Oboe Lee's The Inman
Diaries and Oscar Wilde in De Profundis, and Sammy in Roger Rudenstein's Grace.
- Recent concert performances include
Saint Saens's Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah,
the Brahms Requiem, the Fauré Requiem, Haydn's Theresiennemesse, the Boston stage
premier of Dominick Argento's The Andrée
a concert of opera highlights with the MIT Symphony.
- John holds
a BA in Psychology from Wittenberg University and a Master's in
Health Administration from Xavier University. John
is the Founder and Artistic Director of Intermezzo: The New England
Chamber Opera Series.
He is a student of Nina Hinson and coaches with James Busby.