Biography             Operatic Repertoire              Concert Repertoire


Lauded for her “nuanced dramatic impulses”  and a “voice that is liquid, lambent, and lit from within”, Jennifer Holloway gives new live to the characters she plays and the music she sings at leading opera houses and concert halls at home and abroad.  Following huge successes in her new roles of Salome (Semperoper, Dresden, Bilbao, Leipzig, and Opera North), Cassandre (Semperoper Dresden), and Sieglinde (Staatsoper Hamburg), Holloway finds her feet firmly planted on the ground with her new repertoire. 

The 2018-’19 brings Holloway back to the concert stage with Zemlinsky’s Lyrische Symphonie (Köln), as well as in the role of Donna Elvira at the NDR Radiophilharmonie Open Air concert series (Hannover, Germany).  On the opera stage, she will also make both her role and house debut as Grete Graumann in Oper Frankfurt’s new production of Der Ferne Klang, as well as return to both Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise the role of Sieglinde, and to Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.  Holloway also looks forward to the September release of the Centre de Musique Romantique Française’s recording of Le Tribut de Zamora with the Bayerische Rundfunksorchester, in the role of Hermosa. 

Other recent performances have met critical acclaim, including as Adalgisa in Norma, (Bordeaux, English National Opera, Mannheim), as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Canadian Opera Company), as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Philadelphia), as Fulvia in Glück’s Ezio (Boston), as Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena (Teatro Colón, Lisbon), as well as in both the roles of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier and as Temple Drake in the World Premiere of Oscar Strasnoy’s new opera, Requiem (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires)

At the beginning of her career, Holloway concentrated her repertory in major roles by Mozart and Handel, performing the roles of Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte (Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York City Opera, Tokyo, Pittsburgh), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (Dallas, Portland, Bordeaux), Idamante in Idomeneo (Opéra National de Bordeaux), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Toronto), Irene in Tamerlano (Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera) and the title role in Serse (Pittsburgh).  She made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York in December 2010 as Flora in Willy Decker’s new production of La Traviata and returned to the house as Tebaldo in Don Carlo, conducted by the Late Lorin Maazel.  She has appeared with English National Opera in productions Die Fledermaus (Orlofsky), La Boheme (Musetta), and Norma (Adalgisa); with the Glyndebourne Festival in new productions of Hänsel und Grete(Hänsel) and Falstaff (Meg Page); at the Santa Fe Opera in new productions of Cendrillon (Prince Charmant) and Faust (Siebel); at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie with Emmanuel Haïm); and at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris (Rossini’s La Pietra del Paragone as Donna Fulvia).  Concert and festival appearances include those at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Bard Music Festival, and Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival and with conductors such as Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Lawrence Foster, Frederic Chaslin, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonard Slatkin, and with Maestro Bertrand de Billy.

After studying at the University of Georgia and the Manhattan School of Music, Holloway took part in the prestigious young artist programs at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Pittsburgh Opera.  In 2012, The University of Georgia recognized her success with their Outstanding Alumni Award. 

Aug 2018