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Eric Jurenas

Countertenor
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Komische Oper Berlin - MEDEA - Herold - Premiere: 21.05.2017 "...Grandios: der Herold, der Götterbote mit seinem Votum. ERIC JURENAS im Discoglitzerkleid und mit Glatze ist die Horrorvision einer Travestie, ein fürchterliche-wissender Verkünder..." / "... Magnificent: the herald, the god's messenger with his vote. Eric Jurenas in a disco-glitter-dress and with bald head is the horror vision of a travesty, a dreadfully knowing preacher …" "... ERIC JURENAS als wütende Dragqueen, Herold, der über einen betörende schönen und nuancierten Countertenor verfügt,..."… / "…Eric Jurenas, who possesses a hauntingly beautiful and nuanced countertenor, as angry drag queen, Herald …" "….Eindrucksvoller gestaltet der Counter ERIC JURNEAS den Herold..." / "...More impressive ERIC JURENAS as Herald..." "...ERIC JURENAS luminious as the Herald..." / "...ERIC JURENAS strahlend als Herold..." "...Lob auch für ERIC JURENAS, dessen Countertenor hervorragend zu der vielschillernden Figur des Herold passt…" / "…Praise also for ERIC JURENAS, who's countertenor outstandingly well fits the dazzling figure of Herald…." "...Countertenor ERIC JURENAS zündet als unheilbringender Herold ein fieses Koloraturfeuerwerk..." / "...Countertenor ERIC JURENAS as ominous Herald is lighting up a mean fireworks of coloraturas..." "... ERIC JURENAS als gleißender Herold..." / "… ERIC JURENAS as radiant Herald..."
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"...Musikalisch wurde der Abend von dem mitreißen virtuosen ERIC JURENAS dominiert. Ein Countertenor, dem man getrost eine Weltkarriere vorhersagen kann.." // "...Musically the performance was dominated by thrilling virtuoso ERIC JURENAS. A countertenor for whom one confidently can predict a world-carrer…" (Die Presse) "...Mit ERIC JURENAS stellte sich ein eindrucksvoller Countertenor in der Titelrolle vor… Stimme….geschmeidig und technisch auf der Höhe, ein veritabler Titelheld…." // "… ERIC JURENAS in the title part introduced himself as impressive countertenor…. Voice... flexible and with perfect technique. A veritable hero…" (Online Merker) "...da hat man mit dem vokal agilen, fabelhaften Countertenor ERIC JURENAS einen großartigen Singschauspieler zu Gast…" // "… as guest the vocally agile, fabulous countertenor ERIC JURENAS, a great singing actor…" (opera musica) "... Intendant Roland Geyer ist in der Kammeroper, der jungen Dependance des Theaters an der Wien Beeindruckendes gelungen: Beim Innsbrucker Cesti Wetbewerb und bei Eötvös' "Tri Sestri" (Staatsoper Wien) hat er den Amerikaner ERIC JURENAS gehört. Nun singt Jurenas die Titelpartie des "Oreste". Jurenas - er wird übrigens bei den Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alen Musik in Keisers "Octavia" singen - ist ein idealer Oreste; ein Countertenor mit strahlendem Timbre, bewundernswerter Höhensicherheit, mit Gespür für fein gezeichnete Emotionen. Souverän lässt er Händels wahnwitzige Koloraturen perlen, delikat klingen die Ausdrucksschttierungen. Eindrucksvoll spielt er den Mörder .... eine feine Psachostudie, in der auch seine Angst vor den mythischen Rachegöttinen, den Furien, stets mitschwingt…" // "…. Artistc Director Roland Geyer has impressively succeeded in the chamber opera, the young branch of the Theater an der Wien: At Innsbruck's Cesti Competition and in Eötvös "Tri Sestri" ( State Opera Vienna), he had heard the American ERIC JURENAS. Now Jurenas sings the title part of "Oreste". Jurenas - he will sing at the Innsbruck Festival in Keizer's "Octavia" - is an ideal Oreste; a countertenor with radiant timbre, admirable high-altitude security, with a flair to delicate emotions. Souvereign he sparkles Händel's insane coloratura, the shades of emotions sound delicate. Impressively, he plays the murderer…. a subtile psycho-study in which his fear of the mythical revenge goddesses, the Furies, always resonates…" (Kronen Zeitung) "... In dem Duett "Ah mia cara, se tu resti" aus der Oper "Floridante" dürfen ERIC JURENAS und .... zeigen, dass sie nicht nur im Rodeo der Koloratur fest im Sattel sitzen, sondern einander als Orest und Hermione auch wunderbar klagend umschmachten können…." // "… In the duetto "Ah mia cara, se tu resti" from the opera "Floridante" ERIC JURENAS and…. can show, that they are not only sitting securely in the saddle of the coloratura-rodeo, but that they also can sing marvelous softly and tender…" (Wiener Zeitung) "... Oreste, Countertenor ERIC JURENAS delivered an impressive performance of the title role, with a bit of a hard-edged tone that hinted at his heartlessness. "Doppo L'horrore" was a highlight, as was the more lyrical and contrasting duet with Ermione once they were finally reunited…." (Bachtrack) "... Americký kontratenor ERIC JURENAS (Oreste) ovládá hlas dokonale, rozsah, koloratury na jedné a plynulá legata na druhé straně, dynamické odstíny, rytmus, žádná z vokálních nástrah ho nepřekvapí, zvuk je plný, rejstříky vyrovnané, poslechový požitek…" (operaplus.cz) // "... Der Amerikanische Countertenor ERIC JURENAS( Oreste) führt seine Stimme perfekt: ob Volumen, Koloraturen auf der einen Seite, ebenmässiges Legato auf der anderen, dynamische Schattierungen, Rhythmus, nie würde er in vokale Fallen tappen, sein Klang ist voll, und die Register ausgeglichen; es ist ein wahres Vergnügen, ihm zuzuhören..." // "... The American countertenor ERIC JURENAS (Oreste) controls his voice perfectly, range, coloratura on one side and smooth legato on the other. dynamic shades, rhythm, none vocal traps would surprise him, the sound is full, and the registers balanced; listening to him is true pleasure…" "...ERIC JURENAS sang einen "kantigen" Oreste, der gut in diese Inszenierung passte. Sein flexibler Countertenor ließ eine metallische gefärbte Stimme hören, die er mit Energie einzusetzen vermochte, und die sich auch hervorragend für zeitgenössische Musik eigenen würde…" (operinwien-blog) // "... ERIC JURENAS sang an "edgy" Oreste, which fit the stage direction very well. His flexible countertenor showed a metallic sounding voice, which he used with energy, and which also would fit perfectly in contemporary music…"
Die Presse, Online Merker, operaplus, Bachtrac, Wiener Zeitung, Kronen Zeitung, OperaMusica
Komische Oper Berlin - PETER PAN - Peter Pan - Premiere: 08.11.2016 Regisseur / Stage Director: Keith Warner Dirigent / Musical Director: Anthony Bramall "... schwebt Peter Pan herbei, der Countertenor Eric Jurenas zeigt sich als wahrer Luftakrobat, macht Salti am Seil und singt auch kopfüber mit kräftiger, angenehmer Stimme und … in verständlichem Deutsch. Eric Jurenas als Peter Pan ist im gesamten Stück die treibende ausdrucksstarke Kraft, eine Idealbesetzung..."(Online Merker) "...Eric Jurenas ist ein mitreißend lebensfroher durch die Szenen fliegender Peter Pan..." (Tagesspiegel) "...Ein gutes Beispiel für diesen Ehrgeiz ist die Besetzung Peter Pans, des ewigen Kindes, mit dem Countertenor Eric Jurenas, der noch dazu bezaubernd singt…." (Berliner Morgenpost) "...Die spielfreudigen und stimmfesten SolistenPeter Pan: Eric Jurenas und ...machen die Freude im Verein mit allen Darstellern komplett…" (mz.web)
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ABS, San Francisco “…The alto aria “Erbarme dich” was sung here by a countertenor, Eric Jurenas, with beautiful, well-supported tone and compelling expression: merely one of his many superb outings during the evening….” (New York Times) LINCOLN CENTER NYC / "All Ligeti Program" "…The remarkable countertenor Eric Jurenas, who recently astounded in an Axiom Ensemble Ligeti program, gave a breathtaking delivery to the setting of Farsi odes of love, especially in the fourth of the five songs, the “syllabic” Imaginary Folk Song in which he sang fast, repeating phonemes against enormous orchestral swells." (New York Classical Review) CONCERTS / deverse: “…The execution by Jurenas, of the commissioned piece ‘Quale Coniugium!’ by Willem Jeths, made it quite clear that his vocal reading was superior. That brought the audience to offer big applause for the countertenor and his companion, Bretton Brown. Willem Jeths wrote the song based on the sopran o part, but he can be proud of his composing talent through the vocal expression of Eric Jurenas…“ Read more: Operamagazine “...A long, long day came to an end when Eric Jurenas, countertenor from the USA, after a lovely ‘Silent Noon’ by Vaughan Williams, performed ‘Quale Coniugium!,’ which was downright thrilling. He played extensively with different intonation and color, let the vowels do their job, and made his performance one of the more memorable of the day. His tone was extremely pleasant which made his performance very worthwhile...“ Read more: Operamagazine “...Two pieces by Pärt provided the somewhat unusual opportunity to hear secular vocal music by a composer more given to setting sacred texts. Eric Jurenas evenly balanced his countertenor from top register to bottom, encountering no difficulty essaying the challenging tessitura of these pieces. Violinist Yezu Woo, violist Charlotte Steiner, and organist Janet Yieh imbued the inexorably slow-moving accompaniments with abundant energy, preventing the proceedings from dragging and providing Jurenas with staunch support...” “..A real treat was hearing Jurenas perform the solo sections more typically performed by contraltos — as they were during last year’s WSO concert. This American dynamo performed without showing any hint of strain, his unworldly voice easily soaring through his opening aria But who may abide the day of his coming as well as recitatives including Behold, a virgin shall conceive...” ( Winnipeg Free Press) "...Up-and-coming counter-tenor Eric Jurenas took on this task with surprising success. After a bit of adjustment, one became quickly accustomed to the sound of the high male voice in this part, thanks to Jurenas's exceptionally clear tone and vocal flexibility, especially in the highest reaches of his range…" (Cleveland - Music & Dance) “… the fine young countertenor Eric Jurenashas a bright, light voice, and he easily negotiated the wide tessitura of the solo part…." Bach Cantata " Vergnügte Ruh…." (Cleveland Classical) “…and countertenor Eric Jurenas sang beautifully on their own, but Petrus’s bright, alluring voice and Jurenas’s focused tone, even in his lower range, also blended handsomely in their duets…” Read more: Cleveland Classical . com "… Counter Eric Jurenas - downright thrilling…" "… Eric Jurenas evenly balanced his countertenor from top register to bottom…" "… Eric Jurenas, with beautiful, well-supporter tone and compelling expression…" "….Eric Jurenas - an unworldly voice…" "...A real treat was hearing Eric Jurenas. This American dynamo performed without showing any hint of strain,…" "… Eric Jurenas played extensively with different intonation and color, and made his performance the most memorable of the evening… "… Eric Jurenas with extremely pleasant tone…"
" As Arbace Eric Jurenas, an OUTSTANDING new countertenor" "...Eric Jurenas managed to portray both great masculinity and playful, compelling gentleness, singing successfully in the tricky range of countertenor with an occasional plunge into a fully resonant depth…"