“…an impressive young countertenor, John Holiday, brought a bright virile voice to an aria from Handel’s “Guilio Cesare,” conducted by Pacien Mazzagatti.”

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“…Huang Ruo’s music… suspends time as she interacts with four Elements, a male vocal quartet who summon wind, light, insects, a wolf and other natural forces. (Ethereal countertenor John Holiday led this group beautifully.)”

Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer

“We cast him because his voice is spectacular. He is a wonderful performer, but he’s going to be a major star. He has a very unusually beautiful instrument.”

Christopher Koelsch, president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Opera

“The voice that rang from the stage that day was unique, powerfully clear with clarion high notes… In the balcony, people exchanged looks of astonishment.”

Jim Farber, San Francisco Classical Voice

“…are scene-stealers…. vibrant, flexible, funny Baroque singers who might have a road show of their own in the future.”

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

“Countertenor John Holiday won cheers from the audience with a brilliantly sung Caesar that conveyed the ruler’s simmering frustration and rage at Cato’s steadfastness.”

George Loomis, Financial Times July 21, 2015 – Caesar in ‘Catone in Utica’ at Glimmerglass Festival


John Holiday

John Holiday, one of Broadway World’s “New York Opera 2015 Gifts that Keep on Giving” and recent nominee for “Newcomer of the Year” by the German magazine Opernwelt, has established himself as a singer to watch. Singing the role of Caesar in the U.S. Premiere of Catone in Utica by Antonio Vivaldi during the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival, Holiday was greeted with standing ovations and outstanding critical praise.