Born and raised in Manchester, Jack Dolan is currently based in London. He is a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having studied with Maureen Brathwaite, Sarah Pring and Adrian Thompson. Currently, Jack is undergoing further studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a student on the Opera Course where he is a Baroness de Turckheim Scholar, supported by The Drapers’ Company.
Jack’s musical roots lie in rock and blues, and he studied guitar for six years whilst developing a love for Classical music. His eclectic musical tastes, from rock to musical theatre, sparked a fascination with vocal music and motivated his research into all different types of singing. Originally, he intended to follow an academic path and become a teacher; however, he was persuaded by Claire Surman to change his path to study at Conservatoire and train as a tenor.
Jack works as a freelance singer and enjoys a busy performance career. He has appeared in staged operatic productions as chorus in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilegès (RBC) and in the National G&S Opera Company tour in 2018 and 2019. At the RBC he has performed as Raoul de Gardefeu in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Henry Crawford in Dove's Mansfield Park. Other operatic engagements include Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Strada Stretta Opera, Malta), Bill in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge (Cumbria Opera Group), Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Cumbria Opera Group) and Peppe (Benny) in Donizetti’s Rita (Opera South). Equally at home on the concert platform, Jack also performs oratorio and concert work with a network of established choral societies throughout the UK. He has appeared as a soloist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.