Affiliate Voice Faculty
PAC 147; (360) 650-3889
- Degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy, Lawrence University
- Studied under Julian Patrick, University of Washington
Jonathan Silvia (bass) is a young singer who has been attracting notice with his distinct timbre, secure technique, fine musicianship, and incisive interpretative gifts. He appeared with Des Moines Metro Opera in the title role of Carlisle Floyd’s Markheim (with the composer in attendance) among other assignments. For Seattle Opera, he has performed the Imperial Commissioner in Butterfly, the Second Armed Man in Magic Flute, the Marquis d'Obigny in Traviata, and Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also appeared with other opera companies throughout the Pacific Northwest, such as Colline in La Bohème with Tacoma Opera, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Kitsap Opera, Barone Douphol in La Traviata with Skagit Opera, Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata with Lyric Opera Northwest, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with Tacoma Opera, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, with the Early Music Guild, with Vashon Opera as Zuniga in Carmen and Basilio in Barber of Seville, with Puget Sound Concert Opera as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Nilakantha in Lakmé, and with Bellevue Opera: Filippo in Don Carlo, Luther/Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffman, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, and Colline in La Bohème. Most recently he appeared at Nordstrom Hall at Benaroya with Music of Remembrance, portraying Death in Ullmann's Emperor of Atlantis to critical acclaim.
He also appears frequently as a soloist in concerts with leading choral and orchestral organizations, including the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue where he is a resident soloist, and the Byrd Ensemble, formerly known as the Renaissance Singers, with whom he has recorded several albums. He has also been featured with the Kirkland Choral Society, Oregon East Symphony, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, Cascadian Chorale, Vashon Chorale, Issaquah Chorale, Annas Bay Music Festival, Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival , Simple Measures, and the acclaimed Santa Fe Desert Chorale, among others. As teacher and advocate for singing, he has performed with Northwest Opera In Schools, Etc. (N.O.I.S.E.), an elementary school opera outreach program, lectures with the Seattle Opera Guild, and teaches privately.
Mr. Silvia is a graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy. He also pursued studies at the University of Washington under the late Julian Patrick. He has participated in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and has been a winner on the district level and competed on the regional level.