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Jenny Stafford

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Mimi​
La bohème (Puccini)
Woodhouse Opera
2016
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Heritage Opera
2016
Micaëla
Carmen (Bizet)
Northern Aldborough Festival
2016
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Opera Loki
2016
Mimi​
La bohème (Puccini)
Merry Opera Company
2016
Musetta​
La bohème (Puccini)
Opera Loki
2015
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Opera Lyrica
2015
Jenny
Kiss Me, Figaro! (John Ramster)
Merry Opera Company
2014
Rachel
Kiss Me, Figaro! (John Ramster)
Merry Opera Company
2014
First Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Young Opera Venture
2014
First Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Ryedale Festival Opera / Grimeborn Festival
2013
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Royal Academy of Music
2013
Dido
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Riverside Opera
2012
Musetta​
La Bohème (Puccini)
New London Opera Players
2012
Vitellia
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Riverside Opera
2012

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
The Messiah (staged) (Handel)
Merry Opera Company
2015

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Rhoda Jones Roberts Scholarship (2012)

Josephine Baker Trust (2011)

Competitions

Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Semifinalist (2015)

Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award (2012)

Isabel Jay Operatic Prize (2011)

Kirklees Young Musician of the Year (2010)

MA in Vocal Performance
Royal Academy of Music
2011–2013
ENO Opera Works
English National Opera
2010–2011

Jenny Stafford was born in Huddersfield and studied at the Royal Academy of Music where she won the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize and Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award. Last year Jenny was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, making her debut at the Wigmore Hall. She previously undertook a BMus at King’s College, London, ENO Opera Works and the prestigious Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, participating in masterclasses with Angela Gheorghiu, Richard Bonynge and Dennis O’Neill. She has also taken part in masterclasses with Edward Gardner, Angelika Kirchschlager, Barbara Bonney and Lillian Watson and is now studying under Susan Roberts in London.

Jenny has performed the roles of Vitellia (Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito) and Dido (Purcell’s Dido&Aeneas) in the Cadogan Hall, Fiordiligi (Mozart’s Così fan tutte) for Opera Lyrica, Mimì (Puccini’s La bohème) for Merry Opera Company, Musetta (Puccini’s La bohème) and 2nd Woman (Dido&Aeneas) for Silent Opera at The Vaults Festival (Old Vic), First Lady (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte) for Ryedale Festival Opera, Grimeborn Festival and Young Opera Venture, Soprano (Handel’s Messiah - staged) and Jenny/Rachel (John Ramster’s Kiss me, Figaro!) with Merry Opera Company and Sāvitri (Holst’s Sāvitri) and Alison (Holst’s Wandering Scholar) at Grimeborn Festival.

Jenny has given recitals and concerts in such venues as the Barbican Centre, Southwark Cathedral, Huddersfield Town Hall, and for the Spitalfields Music Festival and Chipping Campden Music Festival. Solo performances include Handel’s Messiah (Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra), Brahms’ Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s St Paul, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, C Minor Mass and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Theresienmesse, Missa Sancti Nicolai (Zurich, Switzerland) and Missa in Angustiis, Faure’s Requiem and Monteverdi Vespers 1610.

Jenny’s studies were kindly supported by the Rhoda Jones Roberts Scholarship and Josephine Baker Trust.

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