Eric Jurenas (countertenor) has been declared by the New York Times as an artist with “beautiful, well-supported tone and compelling expression,” and defined as having a “rich, mature voice,” (Third Coast Digest) with “incredible power,” (Opus Colorado). He has performed as a featured soloist with The Santa Fe Opera, The Dayton Philharmonic, Opera Philadelphia, Michigan Opera Theatre, American Bach Soloists, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Calvin College Choirs, Kentucky Bach Choir, and the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, among others. Highlights of 2013-2014 season included performances with American Bach Soloists in Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah, and appearances with Juilliard415, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Burlington Choral Society. He recently performed with Michigan Opera Theatre (Handel’s Giulio Cesare) where he was applauded by Opera News for his “performances of admirable gusto.”
His Northern California debut was in Handel’s Ariodante at the American Bach Soloists Academy. Mr. Jurenas received his Bachelor’s degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School. An avid competitor around the country and the world, Mr. Jurenas has won and received awards from several vocal competitions including a prestigious award from The Sullivan Foundation, first place in the Hal Leonard Online Vocal Competition, and prizes from the Dayton Opera Guild Competition, Kentucky Bach Choir Competition, and the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee Competition.