...Britten Saint Nicolas, with Jonathan Cooke the eponymous saint. His heroic and forceful tones, so different from Peter Pears for whom it was written, gave the whole a cutting edge and urgency, which was impressive and seemed to galvanise all the other singers.

Hastings Philharmonic - St. Nicolas 2019

Brian Hick - Hastings Observer

Another young tenor with a promising future, Jonathan Cooke was Scarpia’s henchman Spoletta, and made his mark.

Everybody Can! Opera - Tosca 2019

Tamara Cooper - seenandheard-international.com

...throughout the company – in Jonathan Cooke’s honey-toned Monsieur Triquet...  ...– there was evidence of Studer and Lyness’s skill at casting, and at building an ensemble.

Mid Wales Opera - Eugene Onegin 2018

Richard Bratby - criticscircle.org.uk

Jonathan Cooke's personable Cavaradossi worked genuine Puccini ardour and lyricism into his two arias.

Carmina Priapea - Tosca 2017

Peter Reed - Opera Magazine

It was good to hear Jonathan Cooke's ardent tenor managing such a smooth transition from heavenly to earthly as Angelo.

Music in the Minster - Miracle! 2015

Martin Dreyer - Opera Magazine

 

If it was a gamble to cast student Jonathan Cooke as Tamino, it was justified by his ardent lyricism and relationship with Pamina

Young Opera Venture - Magic Flute - 2014

Yorkshire Post

 

Jonathan Cooke sported a strong tenor as Tamino

Young Opera Venture - Magic Flute - 2014

Martin Dreyer - Opera Magazine

 

Cooke – a veteran already of the St. Endellion Festival, a sure-fire guarantee of quality – brought Tamino a kind of Prince William-like noble spirit, which suggested he was ready made not just to join Sarastro but to replace him.

Young Opera Venture - Magic Flute - 2014

Roderic Dunnet - Seenandheard-international.com

 

​The soloist, fine tenor Jonathan Cooke, does his one moment in the spotlight, Te ergo quaesumus, appropriate justice.

Paisley Abbey - Berlioz Te Deum - 2012

 

The young solo quartet was terrific, piercing the church's acoustical fog and including a boyish tenor, Jonathan Cooke, who confidently surmounted the orchestral tone in his martial, Fidelio-like solo.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh - Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - 2008

Conrad Wilson - Herald Scotland

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