"The character of Yenik, played by Jack Dolan, is the revelation of the evening – even if he did not have the time to learn the role in French, a role which he therefore sang in the vernacular (just after performing it at the Garsington Festival last month ). This young hope of English singing has a clear and well-sounding timbre, an agile elocution, and a spontaneous musicality which allow him to be an ideal Jenik."
Emmanuel Andrieu, Classique News
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. At Guildhall, Jack was a John S Cohen Foundation Scholar and a Baroness de Turkenheim 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. His recent engagements include singing the role of Jeník in The Bartered Bride at Opéra-de-Baué and as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, covering Jeník and Marzio in Mitridate, re di Ponto and Don Ottovia in Don Giovanni with Cumbria Opera Group. Further roles include: Father Grenville in Heggie's Dead Man Walking (GSMD), The Lover in Smyth's Fête Galante (GSMD), Peppe (Benny) in Donizetti’s Rita (Opera South and If Opera), Der Anführer in Weill's Der Zar lässt sich photographieren (GSMD), Bill in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge (Cumbria Opera Group), Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Cumbria Opera Group) Raoul de Gardefeu in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne (RBC), Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (RBC) and Henry Crawford in Dove's Mansfield Park (RBC), Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Strada Stretta Opera, Malta).
Upcoming engagements include engagements at Glyndebourne Autumn Festival, English Touring Opera and Worcester Symphony Orchestra.