John Holiday (Cherubino), countertenor, winner of the 2017 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, one of Broadway World’s “New York Opera 2015 Gifts that Keep on Giving” and nominee for “Newcomer of the Year” by the German magazine Opernwelt, has quickly established himself as a fast-rising singer to watch. Original engagements for Holiday’s COVID-19 shortened 2019-20 season begin with a collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group at the La Jolla Music Festival as a part of their Synergy Initiative, which strives to bring different art forms together. He then reprises the role of First Male Voice in Huang Ruo’s Paradise Interrupted for the Art Macau Festival in Shanghai, followed by his return to the Metropolitan Opera roster to cover the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice. He makes his debut with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah before returning to Los Angeles Opera as Orpheus’s Double in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice. He appears with Dayton Opera for their Going for Baroque concert, before finishing his season presenting a recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, curated as a part of the Jacob Lawrence Struggle series, and in concert at The Glimmerglass Festival.