John Holiday has rapidly established himself as one of his generation’s most outstanding countertenors. His successes in opera have ranged from Handel’s Xerxes (Glimmerglass Festival) and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (LA Opera) to such demanding contemporary works as Philip Glass’s Galileo Galilei (Portland Opera, Holiday’s operatic stage debut), Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice (LA Opera, world premiere), Jonathan Dove’s Flight (Des Moines Metro Opera), Daniel Roumain’s We Shall Not Be Moved (world premiere at Opera Philadelphia, reprised for Holiday’s European debut with the Dutch National Opera), and Huang Ruo’s Paradise Interrupted (Shanghai’s Macau Arts Festival). In the latter work, Holiday sang the First Male Voice, a role he created in the 2016 Spoleto Festival world premiere. Recent seasons have brought appearances at the prestigious La Jolla Music Festival, performing alongside the Mark Morris Dance Group; the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a recital curated as part of the Jacob Lawrence “Struggle Series.” Other concerts and recital have included such venues as The Dallas Opera, the Kennedy Center, the legendary Apollo Theater, The Sorting Room in Beverly Hills, and Trinity Wall Street, as well as Houston’s Ars Lyrica, the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, London’s Barbican Centre, and Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. The countertenor has toured with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and has performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony.