Jennifer Larmore is an outstanding American mezzo-soprano, well known for her versatility, natural beauty and stage craft. This artist has a wide ranging repertoire, excelling in the coloratura roles of the Baroque and bel canto, in addition to music from the Romantic and Contemporary periods.
She began her career at Opera de Nice in 1986 with Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and went on to sing at virtually every major opera house in the world.
Jennifer Larmore has recorded widely for the Teldec, RCA, Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Arabesque, Opera Rara, Bayer, Naive, Chandos, VAI and Cedille labels in over one hundred CDs to date.
With her frequent collaborator Antoine Palloc, she has made many International recital tours over the world, as well as all the major American venues.
Symphonic repertoire plays a large role in this mezzo’s career with the works of Mahler, Schoenberg, Mozart, de Falla, Debussy, Berlioz and Barber featuring prominently. Miss Larmore has enjoyed great collaborations with world orchestras under the direction of Muti, Lopez-Cobos, Bernstein, Runnicles, Sinopoli, Masur, von Dochnanyi, Jacobs, Mackarras, Spinosi, Guidarini, Kalmar, Rudel, Barenboim, Queler, Bonynge, Maazel , Osawa and Hengelbrock.
Jennifer Larmore’s recent engagements took her to Cologne Opera where she will sing the title Role in Offenbach’s “La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein” for the big celebrations of Offenbach’s 200 birth Anniversary in his birth town.
Future engagements will take her back to : Theatre de Champs Elysée in Paris for “Nozze di Figaro”,Atlanta Opera for “Salome’ “ ,Parma (European city of culture 2020) for “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Tokyo city Opera for “Salome”.
Miss Larmore, in collaboration with the double bass player Davide Vittone has created a new ensemble called Jennifer Larmore and OpusFive. The three programs they offer are entertaining and varied with Songs and Arias, Cabaret/Operetta and Movies and Broadway which feature string quintet and voice. They have been touring in Spain,France,Italy,Switzerland and Belgium.
In addition to her many activities, travels, performances and causes, author Jennifer Larmore wrote a book that will bring a wider public to the love of opera. The title is : UNA VOCE !!
The Master Class situation affords the singer a chance to see and be a part of an ongoing process for many different singers at many different levels. She believes in creating an atmosphere where the singer onstage in the class feels that everyone in that room is also onstage with them. They are not alone and are supported, therefore it is confidence building and they end up giving their best work.
This is a week long intensive class which can focus in on a specific subject such as:
There are many subjects to be explored for the singer in depth and in an intensive way that benefits the singer in years to come. Her workshops have been very well attended and received because they are conducted with an enormous amount of energy, involvement and comprehensive study. No singer is left out or not given the same amount of attention.