JON LEE KEENAN (tenor) currently resides in Los Angeles where he is pursuing a DMA in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Jon is currently in his fifth season with the LA Master Chorale, where he has been featured as a soloist in Haydn's Maria Theresa Mass, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and this past December in the Mozart re-orchestration of Handel's Messiah where Jon was called "a tenor to watch" by Mark Swed of the LA Times. He earned three undergraduate degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas: in vocal music education, vocal performance, and in jazz studies, and he earned a MM in Vocal Arts from USC in 2009. Recent operatic engagements include the role of Il Podesta in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera, Male Chorus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, and Antonio in Wagner's Das Liebesverbot with the Thornton Opera at USC. This season's engagements include the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni with the Pacific Opera Project and engagements as soloist at the LA Bach Festival and with the LA Master Chorale in Handel's Messiah.

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