Biography 

One of Australia’s most acclaimed young tenors, JOHN LONGMUIR was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

His awards encompass all of Australia's major competitions, having won the prestigious Herald-Sun Aria, the Opera and Arts Support Group Scholarship and the inaugural Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award. In 2019 he was nominated for his first Helpmann Award for his portrayal as the Captain in Berg's Wozzeck.
 
John’s operatic studies took place at the Australian Opera Studio.

After making his professional debut's as Ismaele in Nabucco in Tokyo and La Naissance de Venus in Berlin, John joined the Opera Australia young artist program.

 
Since then, John has sung all the major leggiero repertoire for Opera Australia including, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Narciso in Il turco in Italia, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Camille in The Merry Widow, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Beppe in Pagliacci, Pong in Turandot and many others.
  
Also in high demand on the concert platform, highlights include: Peter Grimes with The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Carmina Burana with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Elijah with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Handel's Messiah with Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Rossini's Stabat Mater with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Handel's Israel in Egypt with the Berliner Cappella and Faure’s La naissance de Venus at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
 
In 2012 and 2014, John was invited to sing Grimoaldo in concert performances of Handel’s Rodelinda under Richard Bonynge, now available as a commercial recording.
 
Upcoming performances for Opera Australia include Pong in Turandot, Don Luigino in il viaggio a Reims, and The Colonel in The Ghost Sonata. 2020 will see him return to Almaviva for State Opera of South Australia and sing in his first Ring Cycle, as Loge.

 Repertoire 

OA - Opera Australia
WA - West Australian Opera
TAF - Tokyo Arts Foundation
BC - Berliner Cappella
AOS - Australian Opera Studio
WASO - W.A Symphony Orchestra
FCO - Fremantle Chamber Orchestra
MP - Melbourne Philharmonic 
SLO - Sydney Lyric Orchestra
WSO - Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
SPC - Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
QSO - Queensland Symphony Orchestra
MSO - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

SSO - Sydney Symphony Orchestra

SUGC - Sydney University Graduate Choir

Ernesto
Nemorino~

Hervey
Almaviva
Narciso
Tenor Soloist

Don Luigino
Tamino
Don Ottavio
Arbace

Tenor Soloist
Tenor Soloist
Emilio
Grimoaldo^
Belshazzar^
Tenor Soloist
Tenor Soloist
Obadiah
Nadir~

Juan

Camille
Rinuccio
Pong
Alfredo~
Messenger
Count of Lerma
Fenton
Ismaele
Gastone
Beppe
Italian Singer
Brighella
Fourth Jew~

Kunz Vogelgesang
Die Knusperhexe
Tapioca
Le Diable
The Prince~
Ballad Singer
Mayor Upfold
Snout

Horace Adams
Tenor Soloist
Shepherd~
Tenor Soloist

Der Hauptmann

The Colonel


~ covered
^ in concert


 

Don Pasquale (OA)
L’elisir d’amore (OA)

Anna Bolena (OA)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (OA/WAO)
Il Turco in Italia (OA)
Stabat Mater (WASO)

Il viaggio a Reims (OA)
The Magic Flute (OA)
Don Giovanni (OA)
Idomeneo (AOS)

Requiem (SUGC)
B minor Mass (QSO)
Partenope (OA)
Rodelinda (SLO)
Belshazzar (WSO)
Messiah (MP/TAF)
Israel in Egypt (BC/FCO)
Elijah (SPC)
Les Pecheurs de Perles (OA)

Don Quichotte (OA)
The Merry Widow (OA/WAO/SOSA)
Gianni Schicchi 
Turandot (OA)
La Traviata (OA)
Aida (OA)
Don Carlos (OA)
Falstaff (OA)
Nabucco (TAF)
La Traviata (OA)
i Pagliacci (OA)
Capriccio (OA)

Ariadne auf Naxos (AOS)
Salome (OA)

Meistersinger (OA)
Hansel und Gretel (AOS)
L'etoile (AOS)
Angelique 
The love for Three Oranges (OA)
Of Mice and Men (OA)
Albert Herring (OA)
Midsummer Night’s Dream (OA)

Peter Grimes (SSO)
Carmina Burana (TAF/MSO)
Krol Roger (OA)
The Diary of one who disappeared (OA)

Wozzeck (OA)

The Ghost Sonata (OA)

G. Donizetti
G. Donizetti

G. Donizetti
G. Rossini
G. Rossini
G. Rossini

G. Rossini
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart

W.A. Mozart
J. S. Bach
G. F. Handel
G. F. Handel
G. F. Handel
G. F. Handel
G. F. Handel
F. Mendelssohn
G. Bizet

J. Massenet
F. Lehar
G. Puccini
G. Puccini
G. Verdi
G. Verdi
G. Verdi
G. Verdi
G. Verdi
G. Verdi
R. Leoncavallo
R. Strauss
R. Strauss
R. Strauss

R. Wagner
E. Humperdinck
E. Chabrier
J. Ibert
S. Prokofiev
C. Floyd
B. Britten
B. Britten

B. Britten
C. Orff
K. Szymanowski
L. Janacek

A. Berg

A. Reimann