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Lauded for her “nuanced dramatic impulses” and a “voice that is liquid, lambent, and lit from within,” Jennifer Holloway breathes life into the characters she plays and the music she sings at celebrated opera houses and concert halls around the world. 


She opens the 2019-’20 season with her Viennese debut at the city’s famous Konzerthaus, singing her critically acclaimed Sieglinde in Die Walküre with the Vienna Philharmonic.  She will then reprise the role at the beautiful Grange au Lac concert hall in Evian, France. 


In her first fully staged production of the season, Holloway sings for her hometown crowd as Strauss’ title-role temptress in Atlanta Opera’s new production by Tomer Zvulun of Salome.  She then rejoins her friends at the Palazzo Bru Zane, where, after winning the “Diapason d’Or de l’Anée 2019” for their recording of Gounod’s Le Tribut de Zamora, they reconvene to perform and to record Hahn’s little known masterpiece, La Carmélite.  It’s then back to Hamburg for another role debut; this time as the adoring sister Chrysothemis in the Staatsoper’s exciting new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov of Strauss’ Elektra..  Holloway rounds out her season with concerts in Sao Paolo (Beethoven Mass in C), Helsinki (Verdi Requiem - debut) and in Tokyo (Sieglinde in die Walküre)


Since turning her sights to German and French repertoire in 2016, especially works by Strauss and Wagner, Holloway has delighted audiences  and critics alike in such roles as Salome (Semperoper Dresden; Bilbao; Leipzig; Opera North, UK), Cassandre (Semperoper Dresden), Sieglinde (Staatsoper Hamburg;

Vienna Philharmonic), and in the little known and notoriously

difficult role of Greta Graumann in Der Ferne Klang (Opera Frankfurt)


Recent seasons have also seen Holloway in the roles of Octavian (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires,; Valencia, Spain), Der Komponist (Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires) Donna Elvira (COC Toronto; Pittsburgh; Tulsa; Hannover, Germany)  Adalgisa (English National Opera; Bordeaux, France; National Theater Mannheim), and as Fulvia in Gluck’s Ezio (Boston),


Her new music premieres have included song cycles by Natalie Draper (She Who Continues), Frederic Chaslin (Robert Frost Melodies), Richard Clawson (Psalms) and the role of Temple Drake in Oscar Strasnoy’s Requiem for a Nun (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 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); at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris (Rossini’s La Pietra del Paragone as Donna Fulvia); and as Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena (Teatro Colón, Lisbon).  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.


An alumna of Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA, as well as the University of Georgia, and the Manhattan School of Music, Jennifer Holloway has established herself as one of opera’s finest singing actors.  She has taken 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 2019