Jan van der Hooft
Jan Van der Hooft’s 2019/20 season include his debut with Pacific Opera Victoria in three productions: Il trittico, Missing, and The Flight of the Hummingbird. Jan was the Song Vendor in Il tabarro and Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi, both part of the company’s production of Puccini’s Il trittico. He sang the role of Devon in the remount of Missing in Victoria, Regina, and Prince George. Finally, as Bear and Crow 2 in the world première production and BC school tour of The Flight of the Hummingbird, Jan also makes his company debut with Vancouver Opera.
Other season highlights include Christmas in Bohemia with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, and Messiah with the Victoria Civic Orchestra.
Jan was raised in Winnipeg which is located within Treaty No 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe, Ininew, Oji-Cree, Dene and Dakota and is the birthplace of the Métis Nation.
The Canadian tenor is an alumnus of the Emerging Artist Program at Calgary Opera, where his credits included his main stage debut as Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and the role of The Nephew in the world première of Veronika Krausas’ critically acclaimed new work, Ghost Opera.