About the artist:
Jon Janacek is a member of the HGO Chorus. He previously performed with HGO as Registrar in Madame Butterfly (2015) and Giuseppe in La traviata (2017). 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—Loge, Siegmund, and both Siegfried roles—for this new reduced version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle created by Maestro Dennis Doubin. He returned to The Wagner Institute, Miami Music Festival, in June 2022 to sing Loge in Das Rheingold. He is a continuing participant of the American Wagner Project and will return to Vegas City Opera 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. He has appeared with symphonies and orchestras across Texas, including St. John the Devine Chorale and ROCO Chamber Orchestra in Houston. Janacek is a current participant in the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices and a graduate of Baylor University.