This season Jennifer Zetlan (Woglinde) ended a run in Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Bartlett Sher on Broadway, makes her European debut with the Stuttgart Staatstheater in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, and creates the title role in the World Premiere of Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre with the Center for Contemporary Opera, to be recorded by Naxos next season. She sings the soprano solos in Bruckner’s Te Deum and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall and on tour in Montevideo, Uruguay (in her South American debut). She also performs at Carnegie Hall as a celebrated alumna of Mannes College of Music in its Centennial Celebration concert, and performs in recital with pianists David Shimoni and composer Ricky Ian Gordon. In the summer she appears as Laurey in Charlottesville Opera’s new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Ms. Zetlan has been featured in the premieres of numerous American operas including Ned Rorem’sOur Town, Matt Aucoin’s Crossing, Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk’s The Classical Style, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star, Nico Muhly’s Two Boys and Dark Sisters, Daron Hagen’s Amelia, and David Diamond’s Six Arias from The Noblest Game. Other contemporary works include Purcell/Kaija Saariaho’s The Tempest Songbook, Ligeti’s Requiem, Osvaldo Golijov’s 3 Songs for Soprano, John Tavener’s Requiem, and Richard Ayres’s No. 42, In The Alps with Alarm Will Sound.
Ms. Zetlan has performed in concert with the New York Philharmonic; the Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Omaha, Baltimore symphony orchestras; and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, and the National Chorale. She has been heard at Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York, Musica Sacra, Alarm Will Sound, American Symphony Orchestra, MasterVoices (formerly Collegiate Chorale), and the New York Youth Symphony.