Jennifer Holloway, Soprano

The American soprano starts the 2021-22 season as Sieglinde in concert performances of Walküre (1. Act) with Orchestre de Paris and Jaap van Zweden conducting. State Opera Hamburg contracted the soprano for her role debut as Chrysothemis in the new production of Strauss’ Elektra. In Hamburg she will sing another role debut as Elisabeth in the new production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser. De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam presents the artist as Salome in the new production of the Strauss opera. In Belgium she will sing the title role of César Franck’s rarely performed opera Hulda in concert performances and for a recording. 

Highlights of recent seasons include her role debut as Lohengrin-Elsa at Oper Leipzig,  the Grete in a new production of Schreker’s Der ferne Klang at the Frankfurt Opera, Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Cassandre in Les Troyens and Salome at the Semperoper Dresden, her debut as Sieglinde in Die Walküre at Hamburg State Opera and in concert performances of the 1st act at Konzerthaus Wien with Joana Mallwitz conducting as well as Salome in Bilbao and Atlanta. Since then, Jennifer Holloway has increasingly developed in the direction of lyric-dramatic soprano, initially maintaining key mezzo parts such as Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) or Octavian (Rosenkavalier).

At the beginning of her career, her repertoire was based on the major mezzo roles of Mozart and Handel, such as Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Idamante (Idomeneo), Irene (Tamerlano) at venues such as Teatro Real Madrid or the Los Angeles Opera, plus the title role in Serse, but also Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Canadian Opera Toronto. She has appeared at the Glyndebourne Festival in new productions of Hänsel and Gretel (Hänsel) and Falstaff (Meg Page), at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie), at the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, at the Bard Music Festival as Anne de Boleyne in Saint-Saëns Henry VIII and at the Chautauqua Music Festival New York, where she sang her first Octavian in the Rosenkavalier. She also had great success as Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma in Bordeaux and London, as Giovanna (Anna Bolena) in Lisbon and as Octavian (Rosenkavalier) in Buenos Aires.

In concerts she could be heard in Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and in Mozart's Mass c-minor with Bertrand de Billy conducting in Dresden.


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