Jennifer Casey Cabot
In a stellar career which grows in magnitude with every role, soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot continues to garner rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike. Following recent performances as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail The Washington Post writes, “Cabot’s singing merged pathos and focus with a gleaming top range” and Opera News praised “her full, silky soprano,” calling it “tender” and “startlingly defiant.”
Jennifer Casey Cabot’s 2009–2010 season currently includes singing Giulietta in Casanova’s Homecoming with Minnesota Opera and as soloist in Messiah with the Nashville Symphony and the Verdi Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony. In 2008–2009 she returned to the Metropolitan Opera roster, and to San Diego Opera as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes. She debuted with Minnesota Opera as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and sang as soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Recent career highlights included joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Le nozze di Figaro, a return to the National Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Messiah, appearing in recital for Yale University at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, featuring music by Charles Ives, performances of Konstanze with Florida Grand Opera,Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Boston Lyric Opera, and Violetta in La traviata in a return to Central City Opera. Other highlights include performances of well known Mozart, Puccini and Verdi heroines on leading stages throughout the country. Before returning to Boston Lyric Opera last season as the Countess, she appeared with the company as both Konstanze and as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. She has performed the roles of Konstanze, Countess, Violetta and Don Giovanni‘s Donna Elvira at the Washington National Opera, and following her debut at New York City Opera as Donna Elvira, she returned to NYCO to perform Violetta and the role of Musetta in La bohème. She has also joined San Diego Opera to portray Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira and the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, also performing the latter two roles with Arizona Opera.
Other operatic credits include the roles of Mimì in La bohème and Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles with Calgary Opera, the title roles in Manon with Piedmont Opera and Susannah with Kentucky Opera, Alma in Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke with Central City Opera and the role of Margaret Elliot in the world premiere of Willa Cather’s Eric Hermannson’s Soul with Opera Omaha. She has performed the role of Violetta at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Opera Company of North Carolina and the Utah Festival Opera, and made her debut with Vancouver Opera in the role of Fiordiligi.
Ms. Cabot’s concert repertoire includes performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Symphonies No. 4 and No. 8, and Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, among others. Recently, Ms. Cabot performed the role of Konstanze in a concert version of Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin. Ms. Cabot has performed in concert with the Megaron Orchestra at the Athens Concert Hall as First Lady in Die Zauberflöte under Sir Neville Marriner, the Masterwork Chorale in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, and has appeared in a New Years’ Eve gala concert and an all-Mozart program with the Saint Louis Symphony. She has also sung Strauss’ Four Last Songs and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras, both with the Norwalk Symphony. Ms. Cabot is featured on the Naxos label’s eight-volume collection of Charles Ives songs in the series “American Classics”, released in 2008.
In Europe, Ms. Cabot was a resident soloist at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Staatstheater Braunschweig, as well as a guest artist in Bern and at Dresden Semperoper. She recently returned to Germany for a concert of arias and duets with Plácido Domingo, the success of which led to a gala concert with Mr. Domingo in Japan.
A New York native, Jennifer Casey Cabot studies with Doris Yarick-Cross. She holds both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Oberlin College, as well as a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music.