Slovak baritone Aleš Jenis makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Prisoner/Don Juan/Brahmin (From the House of the Dead).
Jenis studied at the Bratislava Conservatory and began his career with Prague State Opera and Slovak National Theatre. He still appears regularly for both companies, in roles including Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Eugene Onegin, Robert (Iolanta), Marcello (La bohème), Emperor (The Nightingale), Lord Mountjoy (Gloriana) and Lord Henry (Čekovská’s Dorian Gray). Other appearances include Herald (Lohengrin), various roles in The Adventures of Mr Brouček and Prospero (Fibich’s Der Sturm) for the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Don Giovanni and Giorgio Germont (La traviata) for Vienna Volksoper and in Poland, Eugene Onegin for Glyndebourne Festival, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for Berlin State Opera and in Santiago and Prisoner/Don Juan (From the House of the Dead) for Berlin State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Jenis’s concert appearances include Dvorák’s Biblical Songs with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Jakub Hruša and with the Prague Philharmonia and Jirí Belohlávek, a New Year’s concert for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Carmina Burana with the Orchestre National de Lille and at Dortmund Konzerthaus with Yannick Nézet-Séguin.