Anna Jablonski

Anna Jablonski



Describe your role with Portland Opera 

Chorus Member since 2014 

What is the most interesting/unusual job you've ever had?

I had a paper route when I was 9 years old. A stack of papers was delivered to me in the morning, I cut the plastic tie, folded and rubber-banded the papers, put them in a cloth carrying contraption that went over both handle bars, and delivered the papers by flinging them onto people's doorsteps. At the end of the month, I would go door to door and collect the money and turn it into the newspaper company and then they would cut me a check.

What's your favorite season in Portland/why?

Definitely Summer. Longer days, beautiful sunny weather to enjoy a juicy mango outside listening to music or spending a morning picking fresh fruit and berries.

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory? 

Every time I arrive at a rehearsal or performance and see my friends and colleagues! There is nothing better than singing and performing with people who you can laugh with and enjoy their company while working together. My years as a Portland Opera Chorus member have been filled with silly moments while bringing a show to life through the exceptional artistry of composers, librettists, musicians, singers, directors, conductors, and designers. 


American Mezzo-Soprano Anna Jablonski is known for her alluring, distinctive timbre, compelling stage presence, and interpretive depth. As a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera she performed a number of roles including Rita in the American Premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, Flora/ La Traviata, Mary/ Der Fliegende Holländer, Maddalena/ Rigoletto, Second Lady/ Die Zauberflöte, Mercédès/ Carmen and Nancy T’ang/ Nixon in China. She participated in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Chautauqua Opera’s Studio Artist Program, toured Germany with the Internationale Bachakademie and appeared with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, performed with Glyndebourne Tour and at the BBC Proms. As a mezzo soloist, Anna sang concert performances with the Oratorio Society at Carnegie Hall, St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, and Musica Sacra at Lincoln Center. Ms. Jablonski performed roles with Los Angeles Opera and Pittsburgh Opera. Notable conductors and directors she has worked with include Placido Domingo, David Cronenberg, Vladimir Jurowski, Helmuth Rilling, Colin Graham, Antony Walker, and James Robinson, among others. Ms. Jablonski has been recognized for her exceptional talent as a three-time Regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera Audition, winning the Outstanding Mezzo award from renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer and First Place in The Schubert Club competition. She performed in the original cast and World Premier of The Grapes of Wrath recorded on PS Classics. In addition to her singing career, she balances her passion for music with a second career as a Professional Counselor and her love for the outdoors in Portland, OR. 



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