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Jennifer Taverner

Soprano

Soprano Jennifer Taverner has been described as “resplendent and captivating” (Ottawa Life) and is in high demand as a soloist with orchestras and opera companies across Canada, in works ranging from baroque to contemporary.

 

As Armida with Pacific Opera Victoria in Handel's Rinaldo, she “brought great menace to the role… innovative in her cadenzas with an incredibly pure tone and brilliant precision”, (Schmopera). In the starring role of Lily in the premiere of Bandits in the Valley with Tapestry Opera, Glenn Sumi of Now Magazine wrote “Taverner is ravishing as the diva – what a treat to hear her creamy soprano up close”.

 

This season, Jennifer looks forward to her debut as a soloist with Victoria Symphony in Handel’s Messiah and in 2019 returns to Pacific Opera Victoria as Manja in Countess Maritza, as well as Beethoven’s Mass in C with Bach-Elgar Choir.

 

Recent engagements include Vivier’s Kopernikus with Against the Grain Theatre at Banff Centre for the Arts, Adele in Die Fledermaus (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony), Kathie in The Student Prince (Toronto Operetta Theatre), and concert engagements including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Niagara Symphony) and Vivaldi motets with Thirteen Strings Orchestra, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor (Toronto Mendelssohn Choir).

 

Other career highlights include Brian Current’s Airline Icarus (Soundstreams Canada), Rose in Street Scene (Voicebox: Opera in Concert), and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte (Jeunesses Musicales). Jennifer was awarded the Lyndon Woodside Encouragement Award in the 2016 New York Oratorio Society Competition.

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