Born in Belarus, Jamal now makes his home in Canada. Jamal is a colourful, eccentric, yet funnily relatable baritone with one goal – to make classical music resonate with everyone’s heart. When asked why he performs opera, Jamal says that “performing opera is a path to uplift one’s enjoyment of life”. Jamal’s belief is that anyone can seek truth and humour in opera, and believes that music can heal those who need it most.
Jamal officially began his vocal training in the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts under the guidance of Roland Fix, and fortunately after winning multiple music festivals across the country, he was welcomed to participate in a variety of roles at Brott Opera Festival, including Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème and Casacada in The Merry Widow. Additionally, Jamal achieved to be among the 2022 National Audition finalist of L’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. On top, he is a recent winner of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music’s most prestigious prize in voice. Currently, Jamal is in his final year of voice performance at the University of Toronto, studying with Wendy Nielsen and Alain Coulombe. In his future endeavours, Jamal plans to continue performing as much as possible, and wishes to sing to his heart’s content and appreciate the magic of the music.