American soprano Jennifer O’Loughlin has received critical acclaim
for her performances in Europe, America, and Japan. She recently celebrated
her second major success in the bel canto repertoire with her debut
as Maria Stuarda in the new (2018) production at
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz.
The production was a follow up to the 2015 award-winning production
of La Sonnambula in which she sang
The soprano also returned to Tokyo this season to sing
Adele in Die
Fledermaus with the New National Theater Tokyo.
Upcoming engagements for Ms. O’Loughlin include her debut with the
RNO at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow singing
Cunegonde in Bernstein’s
Candide as well concerts with the Gottlob-Frick Society Ölbronn. In
the new production of Hans Werner Henze’s Der Junge Lord directed by
Brigitte Fassbaender at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, she will sing
Frau Hasentreffer. In December she will return to sing
with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017, Ms. O’Loughlin made her debut with the Deutsche Oper am
Rhein singing Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and with
Massimo in Palermo as Tytania in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s
Dream. In 2016 she debuted at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia
also as Tytania in Paul Curran’s stunning production of Britten’s A
Midsummer Night’s Dream under the baton of Roberto Abbado. During her
time in Valencia, Maestro Abbado invited Ms. O’Loughlin to collaborate
with Elīna Garanča on her Deutsche Grammophon recording entitled Revive.
With Munich’s Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, she has performed various
roles such as Marthe Marker in the world premiere of Frau Schindler
(composer Thomas Morse, director Kenneth Cazan), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni,
Amina in La Sonnambula, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail,
Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte,
Semele in Semele, Martha in Flotow’s Martha,
and Leila in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers. “Jennifer O’Loughlin sings the
priestess Leila with fearless and passionate high notes. She is perfectly
cast with her dramatic coloratura voice” (Abendzeitung Munich).
Other important roles include: Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos,
in Rigoletto, Frau Fluth in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and
in Le nozze di Figaro.
She has sung at the Bavarian State Opera,
Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse,
the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Vienna State Opera, and
and Bregenz Festivals as well as with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony
Orchestra, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra,
the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and with conductors: Manfred Honeck,
Kirill Petrenko, Zubin Mehta, James Conlon, Daniel Harding, Roberto
Abbado, Fabbio Biondi, Cornelius Meister, Kristyan Järvi, and Nikolaus
A series of concert hall debuts began in spring 2015 with
Stabat Mater performed with the RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale in
Torino followed by Carmina Burana at the International George Enescu
Festival in Bucharest and Haendel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra. In 2016, she returned to Baltimore to record the Messiah
with Edward Polochick and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra which will
be released on the Naxos label in September of 2018.
In 2014 with Vesselina Kasarova, Ms. O’Loughlin performed the Flower
Duet from Lakme for the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert a well as singing
for the opening of the Life Ball in Vienna. In 2013, she received the
Maria Callas Prize for her performance of the Mad Scene from Lucia di
Lammermoor at the PARIS OPERA AWARDS and was nominated as Best Female
Lead by the Austrian Music Theater Awards for her performance of
in Candide at the Vienna Volksoper.
Ms. O’Loughlin earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory
of Music and a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
She received a Karajan Foundation grant to attend the Young Artist Program-
International Zürich Opera Studio.
Ms. O’Loughlin can be heard on Elina Garanča’s Deutsche Grammophon
recording Revive, Acide by Haydn with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (BIS
label), Mass by L. Bernstein with the Tonkünstler Orchestra (Chandos
label) and the DVD of Rienzi at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse