Soprano Jennifer Greene has captured the hearts of audiences across the USA with her charming stage presence and silvery lyric-coloratura soprano voice. Recent performances include Pamina in The Magic Flute for New York City Opera’s Education and Family Series under the baton of George Manahan. In addition, she performed with the NYCO Education program in a six-week school outreach tour designed to introduce young people to opera through The Magic Flute. Other performances with New York City Opera Education include excerpts from La Fée in Cendrillon and the title role in Portman’s The Little Prince.

Ms. Greene’s other operatic appearances include Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica with Chelsea Opera, Lucy in The Telephone with The Natchez Opera Festival, highlights from The Merry Widow with the New Rochelle Opera Gala in honor of Martha Eggerth, Adina in L'Elisir D'amore by Donizetti at Brooklyn's Regina Opera Company, Gilda in Rigoletto which she studied at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with One World Symphony, Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne with the Garden State Opera, Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio with Rockland Opera Society, Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Intermezzo Opera, and Miss Silverpeal in Mozart's The Impresario with Intermezzo Opera. Ms. Greene was an Artist-In-Residence at the Natchez Festival of Music in Mississippi where she was featured in operatic recitals singing excerpts from her repertoire including Lucia, Gilda, Violetta, Baby Doe, and Musetta. She has also been a featured soloist in opera concerts on numerous occasions with the New Rochelle Opera, Rockland Opera Society, Regina Opera, and One World Symphony. While a member of the Mannes Opera Department, Jennifer performed numerous scenes under the batons of Maestros Joseph Colaneri and Ted Taylor including portions of: Marie (La Fille du Regiment), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lucia di Lammermoor, Zdenka (Arabella), Gilda (Rigoletto),  and Pousette (Manon).

Ms. Greene’s concert appearances include the world premiere of Searching for Kristallnacht by Thomas Cabaniss at the JCC of Manhattan, soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the UPenn Symphony & Chorus in Philadelphia, and concerts with the Yonkers Concert Band and New Rochelle Opera. Heralded for her dedication to arts education, Ms. Greene has appeared in numerous  school outreach performances including Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Fairytale Opera Theater, and recitals with Education Through Music, Horizon Concerts, and The International Vocal Arts Institute. Recital venues include The College of Staten Island, The Russian Consulate, The Spanish Institute, The Union Club, The Conductor's Club, The Mannes College of Music, the CUNY Graduate Center, The Hartt School of Music, The Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Aspen Music Festival. Also a member of the Phoenix Quartet, Ms. Greene has been heard in a variety of vocal chamber music.

Ms. Greene can be heard on the Naxos American Classics release Left at the Fork in the Road singing world premiere pieces by composer Sean Hickey, which she performed live at the New York Society for Ethical Culture with the Metro Chamber Orchestra. Other concert soloist and oratorio performances include: Orff Carmina Burana, Handel Messiah, Bach Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5,  Fauré Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Strauss Brentano Lieder, and Mozart’s C Minor Mass & Exultate Jubilate.

Ms. Greene studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, where she earned both Master and Bachelor of Music Degrees. She is a recipient of the Michael Sisca Opera Award and an Encouragement Award winner from the Mario Lanza Foundation in Philadelphia.

Also an award-winning teacher, Ms. Greene maintains a private voice studio in New York City; for more information please click here.

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