IMG Artists Welcomes Baritone Jonathan McGovern to our Roster for General Management

22 Feb 2024

IMG Artists is delighted to welcome baritone Jonathan McGovern to our roster for general management. He will be represented by Artist Manager Isabella Pitman.

A series of outstanding debuts have established British baritone Jonathan McGovern as “one of the most beautiful baritone voices around today” (Music OMH). His burnished tone and committed stage presence have delighted audiences and critics alike.

An established UK talent, recent highlights have included role debuts as Apollo in Handel’s Apollo e Dafne for The Royal Opera House,  Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni and Papageno for Garsington Opera, Andrei in David Pountney’s new staging of War and Peace and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro for Welsh National Opera, Pish Tush in The Mikado for English National Opera, and Demetrius in Dominic Hill’s critically acclaimed new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Scottish Opera. Internationally, highlights have included his debut as Papageno in Jette Steckel’s new production of Die Zauberflöte for Staatsoper Hamburg, Pelléas in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Pelléas et Mélisande for Komische Oper Berlin, Don Giovanni at the Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Calixto Bieito’s new production of Johannes Passion and Barbora Horáková’s new production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, both for Teatro Arriaga Bilbao.

Jonathan commences his 2023/24 season singing Mr Redburn in Billy Budd for the Festival Enescu. He makes his debut as Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for the New National Theatre Tokyo and returns to Garsington Opera as Momus in Platée. Jonathan has been a member of the ensemble at Stadttheater Bern since the 2022/23 season. His roles this season include Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Mercutio Roméo et Juliette, Vater and Fahrgast in Kampe’s Spring Doch and Angelotti Tosca. Previous roles for the company include Oreste in Silvia Paoli’s new production of Iphigénie en Tauride, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Robert in Iolanta and roles in L’enfant et les sortilèges in David Bösch’s new production under Nicholas Carter, and Leuthold in Amélie Niermeyer’s new production of Guillaume Tell.

Jonathan said, “I’m over the moon to be joining Isabella Pitman and the team at IMGA.  They’re an agency with an incredible reputation and it’s a dream to be part of such an illustrious roster in the company of so many artists I love and admire.”

Isabella said, “I’m delighted that Jonathan is joining IMGA. I’ve thought highly of his work for a long time. He is such a dynamic singer both vocally and physically. It’s fantastic to get to work with him at this exciting point in his career.”