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Doug Jones



American tenor Doug Jones made his Royal Opera debut in 2003 as Tobias Rigg (Sweeney Todd) and has since sung Pong (Turandot) and Young Servant (Elektra) with The Royal Opera.

Jones grew up in Missouri and studied at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and Eastman School of Music, New York. His wide and varied repertory spans from Monteverdi to Birtwistle, and includes such character tenor roles as Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Beppe (Pagliacci), Pong and Pang (Turandot), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Spoletta (Tosca), Dr Caius and Bardolph (Falstaff), Harlekin (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Shabby Peasant (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and Piet the Pot (Le Grand Macabre), as well as Kudrjáš (Kát’a Kabanová).

He regularly performs with Seattle Opera and elsewhere sings with the opera companies of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Colorado and Baltimore, among others. International appearances include performances for Opéra-Bastille, Liceu, Barcelona, Frankfurt Opera, Vienna State Opera and Israeli Opera.

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Watch: Behind the scenes of Turandot

18 September 2013
Watch: Behind the scenes of Turandot

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