JENNIFER LARMORE

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LADY MACBETH

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi Everyone!

The long awaited Lady Macbeth has come, gone in a blaze of glory and I can truthfully say that I am ecstatic with the way it all went! At this time in my life and career, I am so happy to work with someone like Christof Loy! These days people don't want anyone to get to their prime and go one step over. We are told constantly that youth and beauty rule this day and I have seen it in practice time and time again. The days of a Mirella Freni singing an ingenue role over the a...

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Evolution! JENUFA at the Deutsche Oper-March 2012

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (1)

On March 6, 2012 I debuted a new role--"Kostelnička Buryjovka" in Janáček's Jenufa at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. It's exciting to add new roles to my repertoire especially at this time in my life and career. This move into  "meaty" acting/singing parts marks a real shift in my evolution as an artist. It actually happened rather gradually starting with "Carmen"which I sang in Vienna and Washington,  "Charlotte" in Werther which I performed a...

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NEW YEAR 2012!!!!

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (4)

Happy New Year everybody!

It's incredible to think back on 2011 and everything that has occured! I feel like it was spent in non stop travel, rehearsals and performances with a lot of good success! I will never complain about the work that comes my way! We all lament the time spent away from family and loved ones, especially at holidays or on special occassions, but when one is a performer, one knows the price to be paid.

I was lucky to spend quite a lot of time in Paris this pas...

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HAMLET AT THE MET

Posted on April 19, 2010 at 9:53 AM Comments comments (1)

I am writing this from Brussels where I am full swing into rehearsals for the DON QUICHOTTE at La Monnaie theater! Just coming from New York last week and plunging into a different world is daunting to say the least! The HAMLET was a wonderful experience in every way! The rehearsals were intense and the performances a study in dramatic progression because every evening onstage we tried to bring it to an even better level. It was a wonderful challenge! Working with Simon Kennleyside was a plea...

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2010!

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 11:41 AM Comments comments (0)

I want to wish you all the best for this new year coming up! There are so many new and interesting things happening for me of which I am very thankful! There seems to be a future for me yet! 2009 was filled to the brim and besides being busy, it was also fun! New Cds were released and many performances given! 2010 promises to be even better!


In March/April I will be singing the role of "Gertrude" in Thomas' HAMLET at the Metropolitan Opera. They will be showing this ope...

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LULU-Berg--What an experience!!!

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM Comments comments (3)

My Berg LULU experience is over for now! It will be another two years before I have the opportunity of singing this again! I loved delving into the world of this incredible composer and had two very different but equally rewarding experiences--in London's Royal Opera House at Covent Garden and in the Teatro Real of Madrid.


It was the first time I had ever created the role "Geshwitz"  and the experience was made all the more wonderful working  with Christof Loy and...

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Jennifer Larmore and OpusFive

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 5:03 AM Comments comments (1)

      This has been an exciting few weeks! I recenly gave a series of concerts in Spain with my new ensemble called OpusFive. We went to the International Music Festival in Menorca and performed at the oldest theater in Spain-- the Teatre Principal, which  celebrated it's 180th birthday this year!  Jennifer Larmore & OpusFive were happy to be a part of this music  festival and to perform for such an appreciative crowd!

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School

Posted on October 10, 2007 at 2:16 PM Comments comments (8)
Hi!
This is for the young singer who asked me about my experience at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. It was one of the hardest and best times of my life! Anyone could get in but it was extremely hard to STAY in because the level of competition and musical excellence were very high. I worked hard to be as good as I could be in the midst of trying to grow up and have a social life! I was so lucky to have wonderful teachers who encouraged me as much as possible and thankfully I had t...
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Response to Discourgement

Posted on August 29, 2007 at 12:59 AM Comments comments (2)
To the young woman who is discouraged by what she's told in auditions:

If you have five people in a room, that's how many different opinions you'll have!
Follow your own good instincts and the advice of the people you trust. Most often we just ignore our instincts, but they're there for a reason and many times can lead us in the right direction if we'll just trust ourselves.

Singers are the most vulnerable people on the planet, putting it out there for people to either criticiz...
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Guest Book

Posted on August 4, 2007 at 11:56 AM Comments comments (6)
There's been so many wonderful entries in the Guest Book! Thanks so much for visiting the site and taking the time to write to me!  Now to answer some of your questions:

I will not be singing "Octavian" any time soon although I would love to! It's such a terrific role and one that I have always dreamed of performing.

"Alcina" in ORLANDO FURIOSO is the next operatic role--in concert version--which takes place at the Edinburgh Festival on August 12th. I'm performing the "Sorcere...
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