Winner of the 2019 Australian International Opera Award and a former Sambrook Scholar with Melba Opera Trust, Jeremy Kleeman is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, an inaugural member of Victorian Opera’s Master of Music (Opera Performance) program in collaboration with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and a 2023 Samling Artist.
Now based in London, Jeremy also returns to Australia this year to perform the roles of Captain Corcoran (HMS Pinafore), the Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance) and the title role in The Marriage of Figaro for State Opera South Australia and Bach’s St. John Passion for Melbourne Bach Choir.
He has created several roles in world premiere productions, notably, Magus in Alan Curtis/Michael Gow’s baroque pastiche Voyage to the Moon for Musica Viva/Victorian Opera (Helpmann and Green Room award nominations), Mr. Jeffries/Reverend Stratton in Elliot Gyger’s Oscar and Lucinda for Sydney Chamber Opera, Toby Raven in George Palmer’s Cloudstreet for State Opera South Australia, and Albert the Pudding in Calvin Bowman/Anna Goldsworthy’s adaptation of The Magic Pudding for Victorian Opera.
Jeremy has appeared with the Melbourne, Queensland and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and his opera roles include Walter Furst in Guillaume Tell and Badger/Parson in The Cunning Little Vixen (Victorian Opera), Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia (Sydney Chamber Opera/Victorian Opera/Dark MoFo Festival), Famigliari/Tribuno in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Pinchgut Opera) and the title role in The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Australia Touring). Further afield, Jeremy has performed Traveller in the Moscow premiere of Britten’s Curlew River, Bach Cantatas with London Handel Players, ‘Apostle’ in Elgar’s Apostles with London Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared in recital with soprano Alexandra Flood at the Tromsø Northern Lights Festival.