Jennifer Holloway

The American soprano Jennifer Holloway will make her role début as Elsa in Lohengrin at Oper Leipzig in the 2020/21 season, and will also sing Salome there. She is débuting at the Wiener Staatsoper as the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier). She is returning to Dresden’s Semperoper as Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre under Christian Thielemann, and will sing Chrysothemis in Strauss’s Elektra at Hamburg State Opera. Jennifer Holloway’s engagements in the 2019/20 season included concert performances of Act One of Die Walküre at the Wiener Konzerthaus under Joana Mallwitz, and to Evian and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. She sang Salome at Atlanta Opera as a guest artist. Highlights of recent seasons include Grete in a new production of Schreker’s Der ferne Klang at Frankfurt Opera, the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Cassandre in Les Troyens and Salome at the Semperoper Dresden, her début as Sieglinde in Die Walküre at Hamburg State Opera, and Salome in Bilbao. Since then, Jennifer Holloway has been increasingly developing into a lyric-dramatic soprano, although she is staying with key mezzo roles like the Composer and Octavian for the present.  At the start of her career, her repertoire was based on the great mezzo roles of Mozart and Handel, such as Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Idamante (Idomeneo), and Irene (Tamerlano) at houses such as the Teatro Real Madrid or Los Angeles Opera, plus the title role in Serse, and also Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Canadian Opera in Toronto. She was a guest at the Glyndebourne Festival in new productions of Hansel and Gretel (Hansel) and Falstaff (Meg Page), at the Maggio Musicale in Florenz, the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie), the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Bard Music Festival as Anne de Boleyne in Saint-Saëns’ Henry VIII and at Chautauqua Music Festival New York, where she sang her first Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. She also had major successes as Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma in Bordeaux and London, als Giovanna (Anna Bolena) in Lisbon and as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) in Buenos Aires.

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