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The Leader & John/Lost in the Stars/Highbury Opera Theatre
“Smith – a kindly, sympathetic baritone – acquits himself well as Kumalo, as does Byron Jackson – a devastatingly forceful baritone – as leader of the chorus.”

Fergus Morgan / www.ayoungertheatre.com, Oct 2016 

Arise & Honour - Service of Remembrance/Holy Trinity Church, Birmingham
"Byron Jackson had a standing ovation for his beautiful delivery of three spirituals: Steal Away, Take My Hand Precious Lord, and Down by the Riverside"
 
Poppy Brady/The Voice, Oct 2015
 
 
Midsummer Musical Fantasy Opera Gala Concert
"The one item that came alive with the electricity and passion of what opera should be about was your Amonasro/Aida duet.  This was not only very well sung, but your engagement with the characters was totally convincing and very moving, as it should be.  This is one of the greatest Verdi father/daughter pieces of music, and you both 'raised your game' inspired by it and thus inspired me..."
 
Jeremy Patterson, June 2015

Mussorgsky/Songs and Dances of Death/Birmingham Opera Company
"Byron Jackson braved the cold and windy weather of Birmingham to perform in the new amphitheatre in front of the newly-opened Library of Birmingham. The critically-acclaimed baritone performed from Mussorgsky's 'Songs and Dances of Death'. His vocal performance was matched by his charismatic acting prowess and facial expressions. He held the audience captive with his magnetic performance of Russian arias which celebrated love in the face of death."

 Rangzeb Hussain, Sept 2013

Zmora/Maria/Wexford Festival Opera
"Byron Jackson made a fine impression as Zmora"

James Sohre/Opera Today, Nov 2011

Ben/The Telephone/Wexford Festival Opera
"Byron Jackson gibt den Ben mit kräftigem Bariton und komödiantischem Spiel"
(Byron Jackson sings Ben with a strong baritone voice and comedic acting)

Thomas Molke/Online Musik Magazin, Nov 2011

Leporello/Don Giovanni/Longborough Festival Opera
"The star of the show was undoubtedly Byron Jackson, a Leporello who for once genuinely seemed to be in danger of dying from laughter when he went about the Don's deceits."

Adrian Mourby/Opera Now, Nov/Dec 2010

"Of the men, Byron Jackson's Leporello stood out: he has stage presence as well as heaps of personality and some very seductive tone."

Rian Evans/Opera, August 2010

Stanford/Requiem/Birmingham Choral Union
"Byron Jackson was stunning bringing this haunting, sometimes glorious operatic music to life."

Francesca Treadaway/Birmingham Post and Mail, April 2010

Montano/Otello/Birmingham Opera Company
"Byron Jackson as Montano offers spirited support..."

Anna Picard/The Independent, December 2009

Bach/St John Passion/Orchestra of St John
"Providing excellent vocal contrast to the Evangelist was Byron Jackson's commanding Christ..."

Giles Woodforde/The Oxford Times, March 2008

Leporello/Don Giovanni/Operaanywhere
"As always, Byron Jackson as Leporello with a particularly classy performance."

Nicola Lisle/The Oxford Times, August 2006

Father/Hansel and Gretel/Operamus
".....Byron Jackson is attractively feckless, with something good in his instinctive charisma."

Christopher Morley/Opera, June 2006

Upcoming Events

Pitch Your Inner Voice
Vocal Workshops and presentations available by Byron Jackson.

Click here for further info

 

Pegasus Opera Company
Boaz (Ruth)  -  Paul Hagermann

 

St Paul's Church
Covent Garden
Bedford Street
London WC2E 9ED

 

28 February 2018
1 March 2018
2 March 2018
4 March 2018

 

See www.pegasus-opera.net

 

Longborough Festival Opera
Title Role (cover)  Der fliegende Holländer - Wagner
June 2018

 

English National Opera
Frazier (Porgy and Bess) - Gershwin
December 2018

www.eno.org

 

Pegasus Opera Company