John Longmuir (tenor)

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John Longmuir
John Longmuir at the opening night of The Merry Widow at His Majesty's theatre, 2017
Edinburgh, Scotland[citation needed]
Years active2009–present
AgentPatrick Togher Artists' Management
StyleOpera, musical theatre, concert, television

John Longmuir is a Scottish-born Australian tenor. Known primarily for operatic roles, he is also in demand on the concert platform and has appeared as a judge on channel seven's music competition show 'All Together Now'. Noted for his "generous voice, bright ringing vocal quality and legato phrasing"[1] His operatic studies took place at the Australian Opera Studio.[2] In 2019 John received his first Helpmann Award nomination, for his role as the Captain, in Berg's Wozzeck, for Opera Australia.


Longmuir's professional concert debut was in Gabriel Fauré's La naissance de Venus at the Konzerthaus Berlin, with the Berliner Cappella. The same year he made his professional operatic debut,[3] in Tokyo, Japan, as Ismaele in Verdi's Nabucco.

The following year, he debuted for Opera Australia, at the Sydney Opera House as Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. This began his association with Opera Australia, first as a young artist, then as a principal.[4] Since joining the company, Longmuir has sung over 500 performances, across 30 roles.

Singing a wide range of repertoire, he appears frequently with Australia's major orchestras and arts companies, including: Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Opera, State Opera of South Australia and Sydney Philharmonia.


Roles performed for Opera Australia:

Other operatic roles include:

Works performed in concert:

Recognition and awards[edit]

  • Winner of the 85th Herald Sun Aria competition 2009
  • Winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod's Opera and Arts Support Scholarship[6] 2009
  • Inaugural winner of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge bel canto award][7] 2011
  • Nominated in both the 'Best actor in an Opera'[8] (Camille in Merry Widow) and 'Best supporting actor in an Opera'[9] (Gastone in la Traviata & Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor) categories in the BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards 2018
  • Nominated in the 'Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in Opera'[10] (The Captain in Wozzeck for Opera Australia) in the 19th Annual Helpmann Awards 2019
  • Nominated in both the 'Best actor in an Opera' (Nominated twice for Ghost Sonata and Wozzeck) and 'Best supporting actor in an Opera' (Nominated three times for Anna Bolena, Turandot and Peter Grimes) categories in the BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards 2019

Television, radio broadcast and recordings[edit]

Television credits[edit]

Radio broadcasts[edit]

All recorded and broadcast with The Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

Commercial recordings[edit]


  1. ^ "Sydney Opera House: The Merry Widow". (in Italian). Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "AUSTRALIAN OPERA STUDIO" (PDF). Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "オペラ「ナブッコ」我が愛する地球よ!". 深見東州(半田晴久)さんがわかるサイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "John Longmuir". Opera Australia. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ Whittaker, Jason (14 September 2019). "Ghost Sonata review (Opera Australia scenery workshop, Sydney)". Daily Review. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Opera & Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship Background | Opera and Arts Support Group". Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  7. ^ "JSRB Bel Canto Award Winners". Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  8. ^ "BroadwayWorld 'Best Actor' 2018". Google Photos. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  9. ^ "BroadwayWorld 'Best Supporting' 2018". Google Photos. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  10. ^ "2019 Nominees | Helpmann Awards". Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Clems writes a Kebab Shop Opera in aid of Dry July". Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Rodelinda". ABC Music. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Turandot [DVD]". ABC Music. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Turandot On Sydney Harbour - Opera Australia (2016) - Book tickets at Cineworld Cinemas". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  15. ^ "It's the Heart That Matters Most". 22 April 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2018.

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