Jeff Bio PicHailed as “exciting to watch … and a joy to hear” (Daphna Levit, Opera Canada) and a “stylish soloist” (Steve Smith, New York Times) Ottawa tenor Jeffery Boyd is equally at home on both concert and operatic stages. With an undergraduate in performance from McGill and master's in voice from the University of Western Ontario, Jeff featured in many productions during his studies including Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortillèges and Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne.

Recent roles include Tamino in Opera Kitchener's production of Mozart's Magic Flute, and Hoffmann in Halifax Summer Opera Workshop's Tales of Hoffmann. Jeff has worked in the choruses of the Canadian Opera Company (Aida),Toronto's Opera Atelier (Clemenza di Tito), and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Bach Christmas OratorioTannhauser).

In the summer of 2011 Jeff made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Ottawa Bach Choir, a group with which he regularly performs as soloist and member. In a recent concert of Schutz's Weihnachts-Historie with that group “tenor Jeffrey Boyd was solid and expressive in the gruelling role of the Evangelist.”(Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen) Jeff has also featured with Ottawa's Cantata Singers in their recent concert of Haydn's Stabat Mater and with Niagara's Choralis Camerata in Handel's Messiah.

Recently he performed the role of Gastone with Pelligrini Opera in their April production of La Traviata. Jeff next performs the role of Ferrando with Ottawa's Capital City Opera in Cosi Fan Tutte this September at the Mayfair.

June 2012