Jennifer Holloway

Jennifer Holloway (c) Arielle Doneson

In the 2018/19 season Jennifer Holloway will return to the Staatsoper Hamburg as Sieglinde (Walküre), while Oper Frankfurt will present her as Grete in a new production of Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, and the Nationaltheater Mannheim will see her in the title role of Strauss’ Salome. Later in the season she will sing the part of the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos at Teatro Colon Buenos Aires , and the soprano part in Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln.

Highlights of Ms. Holloway’s 2017/18 season included her debut as Cassandre in Les Troyens at the Semperoper Dresden, her debut as Sieglinde in Die Walküre at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Adalgisa in Norma at Nationaltheater Mannheim, a triumphant Salome series at Bilbao Opera ABAO as well as a Salome-tour in England. Since her very successful debut as Musetta in La Boheme at the English National Opera in London she has been receiving more and more invitations for soprano roles, while she still maintains many of her former mezzo-soprano roles in her active repertoire.

At the end of the 2014/2015 season Jennifer Holloway returned to Bordeaux, where she sang the part of Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma for the first time, a role she reprised in London in the 2015/16 season. That same season Ms. Holloway sang Fulvia in Händel’s Ezio in Boston, while at the beginning of the 2016/17 season she made her successful debut as Salome at the Semperoper Dresden. Later in 2016/17 she performed Adalgisa (Norma) in Israel, Giovanna (Anna Bolena) in Lisbon and Octavian (Rosenkavalier) in Buenos Aires.

Ms. Holloway also appears regularly in concert. One highlight on the concert stage was the world premiere of Frédéric Chaslins Love and a Question, which he composed specifically for Ms. Holloway. She has also developed a strong artistic partnership with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and his Ensemble Matheus. In the season 2015/16 she sang Mozart’s Große Messe in c-moll with the Dresdner Philharmoniker under the baton of Bertrand de Billy.

At the beginning of her career Ms. Holloway’s repertoire was based around major roles by Mozart and Händel including Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Idamante in Idomeneo, Irene in Tamerlano (Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera), the title role in Xerxes and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (most recently in Toronto). Furthermore, she sang Rosina in The Barber of Seville and the Temple Drake (Mrs. Gavin Stevens) in the world premiere of Oscar Strasnoy’s Requiem por una Monja (Teatro Colon Buenos Aires).

In 2010 Ms. Holloway gave her debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Flora in Willy Decker’s new production of La Traviata, where she also appeared in Don Carlos. In 2013 she made her debuts at the Washington National Opera and at the English National Opera in London, and was also a guest at the Glyndebourne Festival in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel (Hänsel) and Falstaff (Meg Page), at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie), the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Bard Music Festival as Anne de Boleyne in Saint-Saëns Henry VIII and at the Chautauqua Music Festival in New York with her first Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier.

Born in the United States, Ms. Holloway garnered international attention in 2006 at the Santa Fe Opera, singing the part of Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon. Her success there led to invitations from leading opera houses in both the United States and Europe.


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