ENO 2018/19 Porgy and Bess: Byron Jackson

Byron Jackson


Byron Jackson was born in the West Midlands of Jamaican heritage, and studied singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he was awarded the St Clare Barfield Bowl for Operatic Distinction.

Previously for ENO: Frazier Porgy and Bess

Career Highlights

Bryon made his operatic debut as Rangwan in Delius’s Koanga (Pegasus Opera Company at Sadlers’ Wells) and returned more recently as Boaz in Philip Hagemann’s Ruth. Since then he has sung throughout the UK and Europe including Buxton Festival Opera, ROH, WNO and Opéra de Lyon.

Other engagements include: Eustachio in Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais (ETO); The Leader/John in Weill’s Lost in the Stars (Highbury Opera Theatre); Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Zmora in Statkowski’s Maria (Wexford Festival Opera); First Priest The Magic Flute (Garsington Opera); Musorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, Montano Otello (Birmingham Opera Company); Dutchman (cover) Der fliegende Holländer and Leporello Don Giovanni (Longborough Festival Opera). This is his ENO debut.

Last updated: 20th August 2019