John Pickering


Background: Born, Australia. Architecture Graduate Melbourne University, and music studies  at Melbourne Conservatorium. Won most major Vocal competitions throughout Australia including Met Auditions and ABC Vocal and Concerto. Moved to Germany in 1973. Continued vocal studies at Munich’s Musikhochschule with Ernst Haefliger

OA repertoire: Herod: Salome

Other Companies: Performed extensively throughout Europe. Repertoire of 55 operas, including Almaviva, Rudolfo, Pinkerton, Don José, Faust, Des Grieux, Alfredo, Duca (Rigoletto), plus all major Mozart tenor roles, Alfred/Eisenstein, Rosillon/Danilo Tassilo, Barinkay, Edwin, Paganini, Caramello, and 365 performances Souchong in Land of Smiles. German and world premières include Adams’ Nixon in China, Nyman’s Man and Boy: Dada, Schapfl’s Der Kleine Prinz. Summer festivals in Eutin, Bayreuth, Bad Ischl, Amsterdam. Concerts include Mahler 8th Symphony, Lied von der Erde; Verdi Requiem; Britten Serenade for Tenor; Messiah, Beethoven Missa solemnis and 9th Symphony. Australian appearances in Faust, Don Pasquale, La bohème and Madama Butterfly with VSO

Recordings/Videos: Include Tannhäuser (Bayreuth); Falstaff (DVD Arthaus Productions); Das Rheingold (Theater Lübeck)