Jonathan HARTZENDORF  Tenor


From the season 2022/23 the young tenoris engaged at the New Music Theatre Linz and will sing parts here such as dem CZUPAN in »Gräfin Mariza«, BASILIO in »Le nozze di Figaro« or VOGELSANG in »Die Meistersinger«.

After first roles in the lyrical repetroire, Jonathan Hartzendorf now focusses on the buffo repertoire. In spring 2022 he completed his Master of Singing with Uwe Schenker-Primus at the Franz Liszt Music Conservatoy in Weimar. Here, he was a member of the Belvedere Opera Studio Weimar. While still studying he had the opportunity to gain experience on stage e.g as FERRANDO in Mozart's »Cosi fan tutte«, but also in opera und operetta reveus.

In 2021/2022 he had guest performances as TAMINO in Mozart's »Die Zauberföte« in a production of Ingo Kolonerics at the Salzburg Opera Festival »Oper im Berg« and in another production in Bad Birnbach. In the season 2020/2021 he was at first engaged in Verdi's »La Traviata« as Violetta's servant GIUSEPPA at the Salzburg Opera Festival »Oper im Berg«, before he jumped in on short notice to portray the role of GASTONE, which he stunningly learned within 48 hours, saving the evening performce .

Jonathan initially studied baritone with Klaus Häger at the Rostock Music and Art Academy. After changing his repertoire, in his first year as a tenor, he won the 3rd Prize of the Salzburg Grandi Voci Competition. He attended master classes with Sybilla Rubens. Jonathan's Liedinterpretations were influenced by his collaboration with Karola Theill. Due to his vocal coaches Francesco Cottone and Paul Jungeblodt, he is one of the few classical singers whocan also sing Rock, Pop and Jazz.

In his younger days he learned the violin and then the piano. Later, still at school, he learned playing the guitar and drums as an autodidact. At the age of 14, he discovered opera singing and immediately won the 2nd Federal Award at the »Jugend musiziert« Competition. Besides, he was given the advancement award of the province Mecklenburg-Vorpommern within the framework of the »Ostracized Music« Competition and the German scholarships of Oscar and Vera Ritter-Foundation and the Carin Riesen-Foundation.


Musiktheater des Landestheaters Linz – Gräfin Mariza – BARON KOLOMÁN ZSUPÁN
Due to his stage presence comedian Jonathan Hartzendorf has the laughter on his side.
Jonathan Hartzendorf enthralls as the versatile baron Zsupán with his voice, dance, wit and magic.
His counterpart in the tenor range is the new ensemble member Joathan Hatzendorf in the role of Baron Zsupán: not only an excellent voice, carrying and beautifully timbred in all registers, but also physically a truly present comedian, up to almost acrobatic dance performances. Especially in the extravagantly and jokily presented „Varasdin“ Hatzendorf impresses with classical singing but also scores with delicious rap. He was rewarded with a long lasting scenic applause.
Musiktheater des Landestheaters Linz – Gräfin Mariza – BARON KOLOMÁN ZSUPÁN
Photo: Landestheater Linz