Singer . Actor . Teacher


Lauded for his versatility as a performer and accomplished in Musical Theater, Opera, Oratorio and Concert repertoire, critically acclaimed tenor, 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. With a voice described by Chicago publications as "valiant", "stunning", "vibrant", and "rich", Jonathan is based in Chicago and 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, in Johnny Johnson or The Csardas Princess with Chicago Folks Operetta, or performing in Chicago Fringe Opera productions  All Wounds BleedThe Long Christmas Dinner, Trouble In Tahiti, Turn of the Screw, and Song From the Uproar. Roles elsewhere range from Goro in Madama Butterfly & Beppe in I Pagliacci to Prince Charming in Cinderella, Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance.


Upcoming, Jonathan looks forward to returning as tenor soloist in John Joubert's Five Songs of the Incarnation with Chicago's acclaimed William Ferris Chorale. In February, Jonathan will return to the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, WI, along side Soprano, Diana Stoic, and pianist, Michael R. Oldham, for a concert of classic Broadway Love Songs!


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.

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May 22, 2020

Couch Concert - WCIU The Jam!

Jonathan is thrilled to be presenting a Couch Concert, LIVE on FRIDAY, May 22 - 11 am on @thejamtvshow! Join him for a short program of original songs and familiar favorites!!

April, 2020

William Ferris Chorale

Jonathan will once again perform with the critically acclaimed William Ferris Chorale for it's Spring concert series. 

Feb 15, 2020

Broadway Love Songs

Don't miss Jonathan performing classic Broadway love songs with soprano Diana Stoic and pianist/composer Michael R. Oldham at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, WI!

December, 2019

Let Us Gather Hand in Hand

Jonathan is thrilled to return as tenor soloist in John Joubert's Five Songs of the Incarnation with the acclaimed William Ferris Chorale

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