Wherever Jenna Rae performs, there is beauty, rigor, generosity of emotion and an unusual ability to connect.
Jenna Rae made her soprano debut in 2014 when she sang the title role in PanOpera’s production of Tosca, followed yearly by the major roles of Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), Leonora (Il trovatore), and three performances of the role of Turandot in 2018. Other principal roles have been Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Elettra in Idomeneo.
Before 2014 as a mezzo-soprano, Jenna Rae’s career included ensemble work with Boston Lyric Opera, then the highlight roles of La Zia Principessa in the Hugh Keelan Ensemble production of Suor Angelica, Beethoven's Symphony No.9, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied von der Erde.
Concert work with orchestra in recent years has included Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem and Ellington's Second Sacred Concert; upcoming in 2019 are Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder, in 2020 Mahler's Symphony No.8.
She is co-creator with Hugh Keelan of Wolf, a children's musical based on St Francis, and Boudica, a Grand Opera in which she will sing the title role of the Icene warrior queen from the first century, and the production company TUNDI, dedicated to the all-encompassing artworks of Richard Wagner.
Ms. Rae is a graduate of Northwestern University where she studied voice and clarinet.
Now Jenna Rae addresses the roles of Isolde and Brünnhilde!
Hugh Keelan, Cailin Manson, Rebecca Turner, Stan Norsworthy,
Scott Nicholas, Stephen Lord, Amy Johnson, Donna Roll,
Thomas Enman, Susan Ormont, Mark Duffin, Daniel Helfgot
In questa reggia and the riddle scene from Turandot