The 2020/21 season brings wonderful roles to American lyric tenor Jonathan Winell: Italian Singer in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Marzio in Mozart's Mitridate with the Berlin State Opera as well as Duca (Rigoletto) and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for Theater Magdeburg, where he is resident artist since 5 years.
Highlights of his past seasons included Rodolfo (La Bohème), Pang (Turandot), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Tamino, Cassio (Otello) and Narraboth (Salome) at Theater Magdeburg, Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer) at Landestheater Detmold, Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Berlin State Opera, Araldo and King Gonzaga in Faccio's Amleto (Bregenzer Festspiele), Baroncelli (Rienzi) for his debut at Lincoln Center NYC and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) in Regensburg. He guested at Savonlinna Opera Festival as Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail). As a member of the International Opera Studio of the State Opera in Berlin he appeared for two seasons in celebrated productions of Parsifal, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Zauberflöte, Rise and Fall of the City Mahagonny, Salome, Le nozze di Figaro and Simone Boccanegra.
Jonathan worked with great conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Sebastian Weigle, Leo Hussain, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Moulds, Eve Queler, John Nelson and John Baril and attended masterclasses with Jane Klaviter, Bob Morrison and Margaret Singer.
Jonathan was born in New York, graduated from Hartt School and was Artist in residence with the Academy of Vocal Arts. He studied Italian language at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci and attended the Florence Voice Seminar and the Bel Canto Institute.