Biography             Operatic Repertoire              Concert Repertoire


Lauded for her “nuanced dramatic impulses” and “voice that is liquid, lambent, and lit from within”, Jennifer Holloway gives new life to the characters she plays and the music she sings at leading opera houses and concert halls at home and abroad.  On the heels of recent smashing performances of Adalgisa, Musetta, and Donna Elvira, Holloway’s voice pushes to new and exciting heights, bringing with it some new repertoire. 2016 confirms this zwischenfach voice as fully soprano as she makes her  debut in the title role of Richard Strauss’s Salome in a new production at Semperoper Dresden, the city where the opera had its own premier in 1905.

Recent performances have met critical acclaim, including her role debut of Adalgisa in Christopher Alden’s striking production of Norma, both in Bordeaux and at the London Coliseum, her debut at Canadian Opera Company as Donna Elvira in Tchierniakov’s mind blowing Don Giovanni, her role and house debut of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera Philadelphia, as well as a stunning South American debut at Argentina’s Teatro Colón as Temple Drake in the World Premiere of Oscar Strasnoy’s new opera, Requiem,

Holloway has 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 Gretel (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 the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (Mendelssohn’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mercedes in Carmen with Gustavo Dudamel and Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Leonard Slatkin), Anne de Boleyn in Saint-Saëns rarely-performed Henry VIII at the Bard Music Festival with the American Symphony Orchestra (now available on itunes), multiple appaerances with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and his Ensemble Matheus, with Maestro Lawrence Foster both in a concert tour around China with his Marseille Philharmonic and as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier in Valencia, with Maestro Frederic Chaslin and the Jerusalem Symphony singing the world premiere of his own composition, Love... and a Question, and at Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival in Rossini’s Stabat Mater.  

After studying at the University of Georgia and the Manhattan School of Music, Jennifer 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. 

April, 2016