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Jennifer Lindshield

Jennifer Lindshield

soprano


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Soprano Jennifer Lindshield has been described as having a voice with “great communicative color”. A rising soprano quickly gaining momentum in both Europe and the United States, Ms. Lindshield brings a rich, unique timbre and individual interpretations to her performances.

The 2015/16 season brings her role debut of "Diva" in SOAP with performances in Berlin and at the Israeli Opera House. She will continue her role in the upcoming show WET with performances in Essen, Hannover, Münster, and Munich throughout the 2016/17 season. Other performances this season include Kurt Weill: The Journey to America in Berlin, Paris and New York, and chamber concerts with the Festival le chant de la rive in St. Pol de Leon.

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Recent past engagements include the role of "Lia" in Debussy's L'enfant prodigue with Sakrale Oper Berlin, "Erste Dame" in Die Zauberflöte with the Bellingham Music Festival, The Bard Laid Bare with American Opera Projects, and she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the role of "Donna Anna" in Don Giovanni with Pacific Opera. On the concert stage, she was the soprano soloist in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor with the Wichita Chamber Chorale, Zemlinsky's Maiblumen blühten überall with the chamber ensemble, Les Alchimistes Berlin, Handel's Messiah and Bach's St. Matthew's Passion at the Messiah Festival of the Arts in Kansas.

Notable recognitions include the Arizona Opera Young Artist award and regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She performed in the Aspen Music Festival as both a violinist in the Sinfonietta and as a soprano with the Aspen Opera Theatre Center and was a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Lindshield holds degrees in Voice and Violin Performance from Wichita State University and in Opera Performance from Arizona State University. Notable conductors with whom she has worked include Michael Palmer, James Conlon, Julius Rudel, and Joel Revzen. Directors with whom she has worked include Ed Berkeley, Isabel Milensky, Garnett Bruce and Marie King.

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Ms. Lindshield began her musical studies with the violin and piano at the age of four. A native of Lindsborg, Kansas, she received a B.M. in both Voice and Violin Performance from Wichita State University and a M.M. in Opera Performance from Arizona State University. During her studies, she was a finalist in the Naftger Competition, a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, both a violinist and soprano at the Aspen Music Festival, and a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
compositor title
Bach, J.S. B min Mass (Sop. I+II)
St. Matthew Passion
Barber, S. Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Beethoven, L. van Ah! Perfido
Handel, G.F. Lucrezia
Messiah
Mahler, G. Symphony No.2
Symphony No.4
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Elijah
Mozart, W.A. C min Mass (Sop. I+II)
Ch'io mi scordi di te?
Requiem
Pergolesi, G.B. Stabat Mater
Poulenc, F. Gloria
compositor title
Ravel, M. Shéhérazade
Strauss, R. Vier Letzte Lieder
Verdi, G. Requiem
compositor opera role
Bizet, G. Carmen Micaela
Debussy, C. L'enfant prodigue Lia
Gounod, C. Faust Marguerite
Gluck, C.W. Orfeo ed Euridice Euridice
Handel, G.F. Alcina Alcina
Lehár, F. Der Zarewitsch Sonja
Massenet, J. Hérodiade Salomé
Sapho Fanny Legrand
Monteverdi, C. L'incoronazione di Poppea Nerone
Mozart, W.A. La Clemenza di Tito Vitellia
Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
Die Zauberflöte Pamina, Erste Dame
Don Giovanni Donna Anna, Donna Elvira
Puccini, G. Suor Angelica Suor Angelica
compositor opera role
Strauss, R. Arabella Arabella
Der Rosenkavalier Die Feldmarschellin
Ullmann, V. Der Kaiser von Atlantis Bubikopf
Verdi, G. Otello Desdemona
Il Trovatore Leonora
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