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Jennifer Larmore

Jennifer Larmore can be an excellent American mezzo soprano who parlayed operatic achievement in European countries into international stardom through the 1990s. Known for excelling within the coloratura assignments of Rossini and Handel, she’s also moved in to the early nineteenth hundred years bel canto repertory, along with the operas of Mozart and Richard Strauss. Specifically since 2000, Larmore is a extremely energetic recitalist, and she’s recorded broadly for the Harmonia Mundi, Teldec, and Deutsche Grammophon brands. Originally from Atlanta, Larmore researched in the Westminster Choir University, and privately with John Bullock and Regina Resnik. She produced her professional debut at Santa Barbara’s Music Academy from the Western as Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville — suitable, due to the fact Rosina offers since become her personal role, one which she’s performed a lot more than 500 instances. Three years later on, a last-minute audition resulted in a contract in the Great Opera. There, her vocal skills, energetic performing, and natural splendor quickly founded her as an growing star, and through the following 10 years she performed a large number of leading tasks with major Western houses. Within the middle-’90s Larmore came back to america, producing her Chicago Lyric Opera debut in 1993, earning the renowned Richard Tucker honor in 1994, and debuting as Rosina in the Metropolitan Opera in 1995. Since that time she’s been a normal attraction in the Met, performing from Handel’s Giulio Cesare to Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. With her regular collaborator Antoine Palloc, she’s made several worldwide recital trips, including looks in Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, and London, in addition to most main American towns. Larmore’s Giulio Cesare on Harmonia Mundi (with René Jacobs), L’étoile, a assortment of French arias, and Contact Me Mister, a special event of mezzo soprano “jeans” tasks, are significant among her recordings. An especially unique venture continues to be her satellite television radio system Backstage with Jennifer Larmore, which she shows herself a witty and insightful interviewer and commentator.

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