This season, Jennifer Roderer will perform the role of Mrs. Bass for Tulsa Opera's production of Emmeline by Tobias Picker, and return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the Governess in The Queen of Spades.  At the Met, she has performed Giovanna in Rigoletto, La duègne in Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac, and covered numerous roles. Recently, she sang Marfa in Rothschild's Violin with American Symphony Orchestra, Alto 2 Soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Chorale, and Alto/Soprano 2 soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater with Hunter Symphony and Chorale.  Other recent performances include Shifrah Puah in Enemies, A Love Story for Palm Beach Opera, Aunt Sue in Carslisle Floyd’s Slow Dusk with the Little Opera Theatre of New York. Kabanicha in Kat'a Kabanova for Spoleto USA, Quickly in Falstaff at Chautauqua Opera, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd for Syracuse Opera, and Azucena in Il Trovatore with Opera Roanoke.

 

 Jennifer performed a diverse array of roles for New York City Opera between 1999 and 2012, such as Lady Angela in Patience, Junon in Mark Morris’ production of Plateé, Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking, the Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Sappho in Lysistrata, as well as Cecilia March in Little Women on NYCO’s tour of Japan.  Jennifer has sung the the Witch in Hansel and Gretel with NYCO, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Utah Opera and Opera Roanoke, among others, Mrs. Grose  in Turn of the Screw at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Toledo Opera and Lorin Maazel’s Chateauville Foundation, Amneris in Aida for Opern Air Gars in Austria, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Opera Illinois and Berkeley Opera, and Ruth in Pirates of Penzance with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Indianapolis Opera and Opera a la Carte. 

 

 In 2005, Ms. Roderer made a critically acclaimed debut at the Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires as Fricka in Die Walküre, conducted by Charles Dutoit. Other Wagnerian credits include Waltraute in Die Walküre for Lyric Opera of Chicago and Seattle Opera, Rossweise in Die Walküre at Opera Pacific, and a Flowermaiden in Parsifal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Pierre Boulez, as well as several orchestral concerts with the Wagner Society of Washington D.C. in excerpts from Lohengrin, Götterdämmerung, and Siegfried. Other performances in the German repertoire include Klementia in Sancta Susanna with the American Symphony Orchestra and Gertrude in Hänsel und Gretel with New Jersey Symphony.  Highlights of Jennifer’s concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem with the Berkshire Choral Festival at Terezin, Handel’s Messiah with the Jacksonville Symphony and also under John Rutter at Carnegie Hall, Bach’s B minor Mass and Dvorák’s Requiem with the Berkshire Choral Festival and Les noces with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Horatio Parker's Hora Novissima with the Pacific Chorale and Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony and the Berkshire Lyric Theatre, Vivaldi’s Gloria at Carnegie Hall, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

  

 Jennifer has given recitals for the Wagner Society of New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Saratoga Arts Festival and received grants from the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation, Opera Buffs of Southern California, and the Wagner Societies of New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. She won the Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award from Opera Index and First Place in the Opera Guild of Southern California Competition. Born in Illinois and raised in Los Angeles, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts from CUNY Hunter College where she is an Instructor of Voice.  

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