Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein was a nominee for the Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis award for Best Female Singer in a Lead Role in 2018, for her performance as Laura in La Gioconda with Tiroler Landestheater. She has been likened by the critic of Los Angeles Times to “a young Horne, so rich is her mezzo and so full of spark was she on stage.” Opera News recently called her Elvira “a comic delight.” A resident artist with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe since 2018-19, Ms. Feinstein’s roles there in the 2019-20 season include Donna Elvira, Margret in Wozzeck, and Giulietta and Stella in Les contes d'Hoffmann.

In the summer of 2019, Ms. Feinstein returned to the Bard SummerScape Festival as the Messenger in the U.S. premiere of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane with the American Symphony Orchestra. In the 2018-19 season, she sang Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Sara in Roberto Devereux, the Owl and the Forester’s Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen, and Dritte Magd in Elektra. In the 2017-18 season, Ms. Feinstein made her role and house debuts in La Gioconda with Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, Austria. In the 2016-17 season, Ms. Feinstein returned to the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw for a concert performance and CD recording as the title role in Bizet’s Djamileh, and covered Amneris in Aida for the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, California. She also appeared as a soloist with South Florida Symphony Orchestra for a series of American song concerts in Florida.

Recent engagements include Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana at Theater Münster; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Opera Memphis; Olga in Eugene Onegin, Maddalena in Rigoletto, and Sofia in Moniuszko’s Halfa with Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern; multiple roles in the world premiere of Myers’ Buried Alive and Soluri’s Embedded with Fargo-Moorhead Opera; the title role in Carmen and Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma with St. Petersburg Opera; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Caramoor Festival; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Richmond Symphony Orchestra; Verdi’s Requiem with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra; Mozart’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht with Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall; and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with Symphoria under Jose-Luis Novo.

Other opera highlights include Marchesa del Poggio in Un giorno di regno with Sarasota Opera; Maddalena with Lyric Opera of Baltimore and Opera Theater of Connecticut; Madame Dangeville in Adriana Lecouvreur with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall; Mrs. Nolan in The Medium with Spoleto Festival USA; Francisca in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla with Warsaw’s Beethoven Easter Festival (recorded for Naxos); and Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town with Milan’s Orchestra Sinfonica di Giuseppe Verdi. Concert highlights include John Cage’s “Solo for Voice No. 30” from Songbooks with American Symphony Orchestra; Bach’s Magnificat with New York’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Alexander Nevsky with Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale; and Noel Coward’s Bittersweet with Bard’s SummerScape Music Festival.

Jennifer Feinstein is a previous prizewinner of the Gerda Lissner Competition and was a national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She received both her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music from the Yale University School of Music.     


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