Wherever Jenna Rae performs, there is beauty, rigor, generosity of emotion, and an unusual ability to connect.
With her first performance of Isolde with TUNDI Productions in 2019, Jenna Rae received breathtaking accolades from critics, from colleagues, from Wagnerites who travel internationally for Wagner productions, and from attendees who possibly did not know what they were coming to!
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Later this year she will perform Isolde again with Connecticut Lyric Opera.
Before Isolde, in 2018, Turandot!
This was a milestone in a great singer's transition from mezzo-soprano to dramatic soprano, along the way performing Leonora (Il trovatore), Santuzza, also Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), and Elettra (Idomeneo). The journey started with Tosca in 2014 with another company she co-founded, PanOpera.
As a mezzo-soprano, Jenna Rae’s career included ensemble work with Boston Lyric Opera, then the highlight roles of La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied von der Erde.
Concert work with orchestra recently has included Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder, Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem and Ellington's Second Sacred Concert; upcoming in 2020 is Mahler's Symphony No.8.
She is co-creator with Hugh Keelan of Wolf, a children's musical based on the life of 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.
In 2020 Jenna Rae addresses the role of Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, with a full Ring Cycle in active preparation.