<p>John Duykers has appeared with many of the leading opera companies of the world. </p>
<p>He is particularly well known for his performances of contemporary music, having sung in 80 contemporary operas including 47 world premieres. In 1987 he created the role of Mao Tse Tung in John Adams' Nixon in China which was premiered with Houston Grand Opera and he has performed throughout the world. Nixon in China was telecast over PBS' &quot;Great Performances&quot; winning an Emmy and recorded for Nonesuch, winning a Grammy. </p>
<p>In the fall of 2010 he will premiere the role of Jesus Guajardo in Rio De Sangre (Don Davis) with Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. He has taught at California Institute of the Arts, University of Miami Frost School of Music, Opera Works and is currently on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He has done numerous masterclasses and workshops around the country.</p>
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