Lyric soprano Jennifer Black is “gleaming and glorious, with wonderful nuances of light and shade and complete dynamic control.” (Santa Fe New Mexican) This season Black can be seen as Merilee the Giantess in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant with American Lyric Theatre and as soprano soloist for Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Ridgefield Symphony, Arnod’s Tristan und Isolde with Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Phoenix Symphony. She also returns to The Metropolitan Opera for their production of Jenufa.
Recent seasons saw her Munich Philharmonic début performing Musetta in La bohème; débuted with the New York Philharmonic as Amanda in Ligeti’s Le grand macabre, made her Santa Barbara Symphony début performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2; and a return to the Castleton Festival as the soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. On the opera stage, she performed the role of Mimì in La bohème in her Seattle Opera début; Bea in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Atlanta Opera; Juliette in Roméo et Juliette in a return to Arizona Opera; Norina in Don Pasquale in a return to the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse in her role début; and she dazzled audiences in her show-stopping performance as Lida in La battaglia di Legnano with Sarasota Opera. www.jenniferblack.com
The Guilty Mother