JONATHAN ZENG Singer . Actor . Teacher
Lauded for his versatility as a performer and accomplished in Musical Theater, Opera, Oratorio and Concert repertoire, Jonathan Zeng has performed throughout the United States with companies such as Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Memphis, Utah Festival Opera, and the Princeton Festival. Based in Chicago, Jonathan has appeared as soloist with The William Ferris Chorale in the American premiere of John Joubert’s Five Songs of Incarnation and Bonaventura Somma’s Missa Pro Defunctis. You may also have seen him singing with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus or performing in Chicago Fringe Opera productions Trouble In Tahiti, Turn of the Screw, and Song From the Uproar. This summer, Jonathan performs with Chicago Folks Operetta in Kurt Weill’s Johnny Johnson and with the Birch Creek Symphony in A Celebration of America.
An avid proponent for arts education and vocal instruction, Jonathan has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Preparatory Department at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and has maintained a private voice studio for more than a decade. Jonathan received a BA in Music Education from the School of Music at Western IL University and an MM in vocal performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Jonathan also writes and records his own music.