Madame Butterfly
Jon Janacek
United States


Jon Janacek is a member of the HGO Chorus. He previously performed with HGO as Giuseppe in La traviata (2017, 2022) and as Registrar in this production of Madame Butterfly (2015). Other past roles include Canio in Pagliacci, Rodolfo in La bohème, and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos as a young artist with Kingwood Summer Opera; Jenik in concert for The Bartered Bride as a vocal fellow at Music Academy of the West in 2016; Bacchus with the Berlin Opera Academy in 2017; and excerpts of the title role in Lohengrin in 2018 and the role of Erik in The Flying Dutchman in 2019, both for the Wagner Institute of the Miami Music Festival. In 2020 Janacek participated in Vegas City Opera’s film, The Ring Vegas, performing the four lead tenor roles. He returned to The Wagner Institute, Miami Music Festival, in June 2022 to sing Loge in Das Rheingold. He has been a participant of the American Wagner Project and a sponsored grant recipient from The Wagner Society of Washington, DC. He returned to Vegas City Opera in November of 2021 as Rodolfo for La Bohème and in March 2023 to sing Siegmund in Die Walküre. An experienced concert artist, Janacek has been a featured soloist in performances of several sacred oratorios and has appeared with symphonies and orchestras across Texas. Future engagements include concert performances of Die Walküre Act 1 and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde both with the SAS Performing Arts Program (New York) and Handel's Dixit Dominus with The Vox Seraphim Choir and Orchestra (Waco).