In 2021/2022, John Longmuir sang Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville for State Opera South Australia and Opera Australia and Oronte (Alcina) for National Opera. In 2023, he returns to OA as Almaviva and will star in State Opera’s inaugural Gilbert & Sullivan festival.
After making his professional debut as Ismaele in Nabucco in Tokyo Japan, he joined Opera Australia, first as a young artist and then as a principal.
John has sung all the major leggiero repertoire for Opera Australia including: Tamino in The Magic Flute, Narcisco in Il Turco in Italia, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Camille in The Merry Widow, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Beppe in Pagliacci, Gastone in La traviata, The Count of Lerma in Don Carlos, Pong in Turandot and many others. John has also appeared with West Australian Opera as Almaviva in The Barber of Seville and Camille in The Merry Widow.
Recent performances for Opera Australia have included Camille in The Merry Widow, Gastone in La traviata, Juan in Don Quichotte and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor; in late 2018, John sang Camille for State Opera South Australia; 2019 engagements included principal roles in Turandot, Salome, Wozzeck, Il viaggio a Reims and Anna Bolena for Opera Australia and Rev. Horace Adams in Peter Grimes for Sydney Symphony.