Countertenor Sean Jordan is a first year Master’s student at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, studying under baritone Nathaniel Watson. Originally from Jamison, Pennsylvania, he holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance and a B.A. in Music History and Cultures from Syracuse University. Previous roles from Syracuse University operas include Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Thyrsis in Serpa’s Thyrsis and Amaranth.
He began his singing career at the age of seven with the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, and had the opportunity to tour Europe, Asia, and Central America. It was with the Boys Choir, that he fell in love with singing and connecting with audiences through music.
While at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Sean discovered the art of Forensics. Better known as Speech and Debate, Forensics would define much of his young adult life, as it allowed him to travel across the United States and meet fellow actors and acting coaches. Competing in Humorous Interpretation of Literature and DUO Interpretation of Literature, Mr. Jordan would go on to hold three State Champion titles and a National Champion title in 2013.
Though performing is his greatest passion, Mr. Jordan’s work in musicological research has also shaped him as a singer. At Syracuse University, he presented research papers dealing with staging Handel operas, and on a fach system of the countertenor voice, while he also assisted Dr. Amanda Eubanks Winkler in research for her book on Baroque performance on the London Stage.
Sean will be singing Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. He is beyond excited and honored to be able to portray this iconic emperor, and is so grateful to work with his amazing cast at the 2018 Halifax season.