Lucas de Jong
Lucas de Jong studied at the Melba Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and at the National Opera Studio, London.
For Melbourne Opera, he has appeared in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, as Scarpia in Tosca, Marcello in La Boheme and Germont Pere in La Traviata.
He has performed with leading international companies including Opera Australia, Victoria State Opera, appeared as Count Almaviva in The Marriage Of Figaro for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and for Welsh National Opera, as Morales in Carmen for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, sung title role of Don Giovanni for Opera Atelier in Toronto and of Eugene Onegin for Holland Park Opera and appeared as Marcello in La Boheme, Sharpless in Madam Butterfly, Escamillo in Carmen and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor all for European Chamber Opera.
Performances in recent years for Opera Australia include Zurga in The Pearlfishers in The Domain in Sydney and in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, Sharpless in Tosca, Silvio in I Pagliacci and Escamillo in Carmen and St. Brioche in The Merry Widow. He has also appeared as Valentin in Faust for WA Opera and Ping in Turandot for Opera Queensland.
His concert engagements Brahms’ Requiem for the London Oriana Choir and for the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, Mozart’s Mass In C and Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Carmina Burana for the Melbourne Chorale.