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Photo: Ben McKee

Jenni Harper

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Photo by Ben McKee

Photo by Ben McKee

Photo by Ben McKee

‘The soprano, Jenni Harper, a singer with a fine voice and masses of acting ability.’ http://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/16245339.practical-period-costumes-and-props-use-show-simple-additions-can-be-very-effective-in-new-play/ (2018)

‘An appealing Drusilla, sung with elegant freshness’ Bachtrack (2017)

‘Euridice’s simplicity and beauty came across with the tone perfect diction and polished singing of Jenni Harper.’ http://gscene.com/ (2017)

‘His clean cut Drusilla was Jenni Harper, a sweet next door type, who warmed with alarming alacrity to the idea of murdering the emperor’s bit of stuff.’ https://theidlewoman.net (2017)

Tenor Carver and sweet-sounding soprano Jenni Harper, also a delight as Musica, made a charming Orfeo and Euridice. http://www.chichester.co.uk/whats-on/music/review-orfeo-1-8238479 (2017)

MMus with Distinction
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2013–2015
BMus (Hons) Class I
University of Birmingham
2006–2009

Jenni Harper completed the Artist Masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015, for which she was awarded a Distinction. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and studies singing with Kate Paterson.

Jenni recently performed the roles of Euridice, La Musica and Speranza for Brighton Early Music Festival’s production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, directed by Thomas Guthrie. Jenni sang the role of Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Hampstead Garden Opera in May 2017.

Recent concert highlights include singing solos for Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore with the London Mozart Players; Handel’s Messiah with Dover Choral Society; Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Pro Arte Choir and Bach’s Weinachts Oratorium with the Croydon Bach Choir and Eclectic Voices. Jenni also recently performed two solo recitals of music by Strauss, Fauré and Hahn with Martin Ford (piano) at The Guards Chapel and St Bride’s Church. Other solo experience includes Bach’s B Minor Mass, Jauchzet Gott and Ich Habe Genug, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Coronation Mass, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Purcell's Ode to St Cecilia.

Jenni is a founder member of the ensemble Ceruleo, with whom she performs solos and duets interwoven with spoken texts to create innovative dramatic performances. Ceruleo were selected for the Young Artist Scheme at the Brighton Early Music Festival 2015-16 and have performed as part of the London Festival of Baroque Music at St John's Smith Square and at the Accademia Ricercare Antiqua Festival in Italy as well as singing live on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune'. They created an immersive operatic experience, ‘The Rival Queens’ with Thomas Guthrie for Handel and Hendrix in London, which they premiered in July 2017 and reprised in April 2018. Their latest project is the Arts Council funded Burying the Dead, a newly commissioned show about the composer Henry Purcell, which they will tour around several UK festivals in 2018-19 including the Buxton International Festival and Baroque at the Edge at LSO St Luke’s.

Jenni is very grateful for the support of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, the Katy Choules Memorial Trust and The Guildhall Trust.

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