Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh / Sydney Chamber Opera and Opera Australia
I'm thrilled to share that I will be performing the role of Gilgamesh in this new opera with music by Jack Symonds and libretto Louis Garrick. 'The Epic of Gilgamesh', the Mesopotamian poem upon which this piece is based, is considered the oldest known literary text at over 4000 years old.
This will be my second appearance with Opera Australia after The Marriage of Figaro (2016) and third with Sydney Chamber Opera after Oscar and Lucinda (2019) and The Rape of Lucretia (2017, 2018) and I can't wait to collaborate once more with some of the creative team from the latter, director Kip Williams and designer Elizabeth Gadsby.
The cast also features Mitch Riley, Jane Sheldon, Jessica O’Donoghue and Daniel Szesiong Todd and will be accompanied by the Australian String Quartet and Ensemble Offspring and electronics by Benjamin Carey.
Performances run from Sep 26 - Oct 5 at Carriageworks in Sydney
Guglielmo in Così fan tutte / Opera Queensland - August 2023
I’m so happy and grateful to have been a part of this production, one of those very special times where the many elements come together so harmoniously. I'm going to really miss working with the team.
Australian Stage / Nicholas Routley
"Jeremy Kleeman as Guglielmo complements his golden voice with engaging acting throughout, and when Guglielmo's ego is inflated to maximum by having seduced Dorabella and learning that Ferrando hasn’t seduced Fiordiligi, his self-congratulation was perfect."
Pictured with Brenton Spiteri as Ferrando, Photo: Visual Poets Society