Sergejs Jēgers

 

Countertenor



Sergejs Jegers was born in 1979, in Jelgava, Latvia. After attending the Riga Music Boarding School, he entered the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 2003 and a master’s degree in 2005, (professor Karlis Zarins). Sergejs has also enriched his mastership by studying in Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland (professor Andreas Sholl) and in master classes (professor Robert Expert) in France.

In 2005, the singer performed solo concerts in the Mezzanine Hall of the Latvian National Opera. In 2007 he had his solo concert on the Main Hall stage at the Latvian National Opera and in 2006 at the Blackheads House in Riga.

Sergejs Jeger’s opera debut took place in the role of the Angel in Rubinstein’s opera Demon at the Latvian National Opera in 2004. With this role he also delighted the audience in Opera Festival in Savonlinn, Finland in 2004. Sergejs has performed in many operas: as Orpheus in Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Euridice at the Cesis Cultural Centre in 2004; in the role of Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina in 2004 at the Latvian National Opera; in the title role in Handel’s opera Rinaldo at the Rundale castle in 2004.

Jegers has also taken part in the performances which includes Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s cantatas Gloria, Stabat Mater, Cessate, o mai cessate, o mie porpore piu belle, Nisi Dominus, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bah’s Mark’s passion, Purcell’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day and other works.

Jegers has also participated as the only countertenor contestant in the finals of the prestigious vocal competition BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2005 and has achieved significant 6th place among 25 finalists.

In September 2008 the singer got into semi final at Luciano Pavarotti’s Tenor Contest in St Petersburg, Russia.

Since 2009, Sergejs Jegers teach early music singing at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.


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