Tenor Jordan Loyd (he/they) is a proud fat, queer, non-binary, Mexican-American artist who's eager to do their part in shaping the future of classical music and opera.
Recently, Jordan finished their second year in the Apprentice Singer program at the Santa Fe Opera where they made their mainstage debut in the role of 'The Gamekeeper' in Dvořák's Rusalka. Additionally in the 2023 season at Santa Fe, Jordan covered the role of 'Der Steuermann' in Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer and performed the entire role of 'The Witch' in an English adaptation of the Act 3 scene from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.
Jordan's first Apprentice year at Santa Fe Opera was in the 2022 season, where they covered the role of 'Dr. Caius' in Verdi's Falstaff as well as playing 'Scaramuccio' in a scene from Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos.
Jordan was very grateful and honored to be a finalist and encouragement award winner at the 2023 George & Nora London Foundation Competition, where they sang Énée's Act 5 aria from Berlioz's Les Troyens.
Jordan is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they were fortunate to play the role of ‘Jeník’ in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride as well as singing ‘The Evangelist’ in the North American premiere of Sixten’s Johannespassionen.
When Jordan isn’t singing, they are often playing video games, watching films and television shows, or listening to podcasts and horror audiobooks.