Jennifer Larmore

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Jennifer Larmore is an outstanding American mezzo-soprano, well known for her versatility, natural beauty and stage craft. This artist has a wide ranging repertoire, having begun with the coloratura roles of the Baroque and bel canto then adding music from the Romantic and Contemporary periods.

She began her career at Opera de Nice in 1986 with Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and went on to sing at virtually every major opera house in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Paris Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper, and London Covent Garden.

Miss Larmore has been recognized for a 1992 Gramophone award for Harmonia Mundi in the title role of Giulio Cesare and a Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Opera Recording for Hansel and Gretel. In 1994 she won the Richard Tucker Award and in 1996 she sang at the Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. In that same year, she performed during a tribute to Gene Roddenberry on the live TV program Star Trek 30 Years and Beyond. In 2002, “Madame” Larmore was awarded the Chevalier des arts et des lettres from the French government in recognition of her contributions to the world of music.

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Reviews

“Jennifer Larmore, a wonderful interpreter of “bel canto”, now more and more oriented to decidedly more dramatic roles, is an exceptionally generous and technically confident artist and she has touched, during the scene of the murder of the son of Jenufa, one of the highlights of the evening”

GB Opera

“Jennifer Larmore […] shows the internal stress of the Kostelnička with graphic and impressive singing, particularly in her monologue in the second act which is beautifully expressive and touching”

OMM