Biography

Jeremiah Carag is a Vancouver-based classically trained tenor in opera and musical theatre. Born and raised in Manila, he worked in the corporate world for three years in the Philippines and Canada after finishing an accountancy degree at De La Salle University-Manila.  Even then, singing was a serious hobby of his and even earned him a golden ticket in the 2008 season of Canadian Idol.  When he decided to go to UBC for a degree in arts, he was seen by Prof. Nancy Hermiston as one of the finalists in UBC’s Got Talent and the chair of the Opera and Voice division convinced him that opera was the way to go.

He is currently in his fourth year in the Opera Performance (BMus) program at UBC under the tutelage of renowned tenor James Patrick Raftery and baritone Peter Barcza. Recently, he was an official representative of Canada in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Long Beach, California.  Past credits: UBC Opera: Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Corey in Choir Practice (World Premiere). Vancouver Fringe Festival: Preston in The OC: The Musical. UBC Suite Style Musical: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Roger Davis in Rent.