Jennifer Aylmer - Susanna
Previously at Portland Opera:
Title Role, Rodelinda, 2008
American soprano Jennifer Aylmer has developed a sterling reputation for her beautiful voice, compelling stage portrayals, and impeccable musicianship. The New York Times has hailed her for her, “awesome accuracy,” while The Chicago Sun-Times has recommended that listeners, “bask in the aural delight of Aylmer’s dazzling shifts from regal command to cool insouciance and fatally attractive seduction.” The 2010-2011 season sees Ms. Aylmer returning to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, with Baritone Randall Scarlata, and Pianist Laura Ward in their Tin Pan Alley concert, and pairing with Mr. Scarlata again for a program of Menotti and Barber in Westchester, PA. She also returns to direct at Stony Brook University for “Scenes of Youth, and Innocence Lost”, and makes her Kansas City Symphony debut as soloist in Messiah. This season also marks her debut with the Spoleto Festival (USA), singing Monica in The Medium. Additional upcoming engagements include a return to Portland Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, performances of Despina in Cosí fan tutte for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and several solo concerts.
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