Tenor Soloist

John-Colyn Gyeantey

British tenor John Gyeantey is steadily gaining a reputation as a fine exponent of the bel canto repertoire. As a high tenor, he has a facility to sustain the tessitura essential for the speciality roles of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Accademia Rossiniana, Pesaro, where he worked closely with Alberto Zedda, and began his training at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio as a Peter Moores Foundation Major Scholar.
His Rossini roles include perfomances with Welsh National Opera. Opera South, Diva Opera and Festival Musique Cordiale, the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, and at St. John’s, Smith Square. For Glyndebourne, he covered Don Ramiro La Cenerentola and was the recipient of the Erich Vietheer Prize.  

Other roles include Romeo Romeo and Juliet (Riverside Opera); Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Mid-Wales Opera); Judge in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane, recorded for Virgin/EMI; Camille de Rosillon The Merry Widow (Scottish Opera); Tamino The Magic Flute (Swansea City Opera); Luke in Tippett's The Ice Break for Birmingham Opera.

On the concert platform, Gyeantey is sought after as a sensitive and versatile artist with performances taking him across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Appearances include the title roles in Acis and Galatea (The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace) and Thomas Arne’s Judgment of Paris and Alfred (Wigmore Hall); Carmina BuranaMessiahSt Matthew Passion for Spanish TV; Mozart Requiem (Royal Albert Hall); Mahler Das Klagende Lied with the LPO under Vladimir Jurowski (Royal Festival Hall); Haydn Creation (Cairo Opera House) and Haydn Stabat Mater, recorded for Luxembourg Radio.