Jennifer Wilson

Soprano

Biography

In 2002 American soprano Jennifer Wilson made her operatic stage debut as Turandot with the Connecticut Opera, and since that time has firmly established herself as one of the world’s leading dramatic sopranos.

Following on the heels of her Connecticut success, Jennifer Wilson debuted with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Helmwige in Die Walküre and made her first appearance in Europe as the leading soprano in Schulhoff’s Die Flammen at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 2005. In 2003/04, Jennifer made a short-notice debut at Houston’s Grand Opera, again as Turandot, prompting The Houston Chronicle to declare her “A star in the making”. Bob Wilson’s production of Die Walküre at Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet marked her European operatic debut in 2005/06, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

In addition to further successful productions of Turandot for the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Australia and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in Greece, Jennifer Wilson enjoyed a huge success with her first Brünnhilde in Die Götterdämmerung at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, also performing Helmwige and Gutrune in their 2005 Ring Cycles. A debut as Senta at the artist’s home house – Washington National Opera – was acclaimed by the critics with: “Jennifer Wilson registers sit-up-and-take-notice star power in her role debut as Senta.” (The Baltimore Sun).

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Reviews

“Surely she is today the brightest soprano, with high notes that are like whiplashes, full of power and pitched exactly right…To my mind, she could be the Brunnhilde of our times”

Seen and Heard International

“She had power and secure top notes. Her phrasing was uncommonly intelligent. Legato singing was supple yet firm. Through her voice she could tell the audience volumes about a single word.”

Houston Chronicles