The American singer Jennifer Holloway gained international attention in 2006 at the Santa Fe Opera, singing the part of Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon. Her success led to invitations to leading opera houses in both the United States and Europe.
At the beginning of her career her repertoire was based on 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 Serse and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (most recently in Toronto). Furthermore she sang the Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia 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 she gave her debut at the 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 debut at the Washington National Opera and at the English National Opera in London. She also made guest appearances 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.
Jennifer Holloway’s career has been heading more and more into the soprano fach. At the latest since her very successful debut as Musetta in La Boheme at the ENO in London her choice of future roles is running towards this direction, although she will also retain many of the roles of her former repertoire, especially those with a high tessitura. At the end of the past season Jennifer Holloway returned to Bordeaux, where she sang the part of Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma for the first time. In the same role she will present herself in London during the 2015/2016 season.
Jennifer Holloway appears regularly in various concert productions. A highlight was the world premiere of Frédéric Chaslin’s Love and a Question, which he composed for Holloway. She has also developed a strong artistic partnership with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and his Ensemble Matheus. During the current season she will sing Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Dresdner Philharmonics under the baton of Bertrand de Billy.