Vocalist - Tenor

The American tenor John Bellemer has gained a reputation for his strong portrayals in a very wide repertoire. Possessed of a voice the New York Times calls "clarion-toned", he continues to appear in leading roles at opera houses across North America and Europe. He is featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Lincoln” as Gounod’s Faust. In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Bellemer sings the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with Michigan Opera Theatre, following his return to Berkshire Chorale Festival in the summer of 2017 as soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.  

Posted: Jul-24-2017
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Tenor John Bellemer will be featured in the opening night concert of the Salt Bay Chamberfest on August 7th. Along with cellist Wilhemina Smith, Mr. Bellemer will perform works by Ventadorn, Dowland, Britten, Piazzolla, Golijov, Schubert and Labro - composers whose music spans 9 centuries.

Posted: Jul-26-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Bellemer’s tenor voice was strong, resonant and charming."

— Bangor Daily News
Posted: May-2-2016
Latest Recording
Austrian Composer Johanna Doderer's fourth opera Der Leuchtende Fluss (A Kind Of Yellow) was released by Quinton Records on May 13, 2011. The recording took place during the premier performance of the work at Theater Erfurt in October 2010. John Bellemer performs the role of Ira Hayes.
Posted: May-13-2011
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Posted: May-31-2011