Jennifer Furst

Jennifer Furst

Lyric Soprano

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Biography     Lyric soprano Jennifer Furst has already portrayed many key roles of the soprano repertoire including Violetta, Suor Angelica, Micaela and Fiordiligi.   In the 2013-2014 season, Ms. Furst debuted the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto at Valley Lyric Opera Pennsylvania and Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with New York Lyric Opera at Symphony Space in New York City.  She also will reprise the role of Violetta in La Traviata with VeraMusica Ltd at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church in New York City and sing the role of Viclinda in I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata at the Singers Theatre of Washington, D.C..   In the 2012-2013 season Ms. Furst debuted the role of Violetta in Valley Lyric Opera’s production of La Traviata in Pennsylvania.  She took part in a celebration of the Verdi bicentennial in a concert of rare opera scenes presented by Vera Musica in New York City.  She performed the roles of First Lady in Die Zauberflote at New York Lyric Opera as well as the High Priestess in Vera Musica’s production of Aida.  She also sang her first Nedda in I Pagliacci with Utopia Opera at the Lang Theatre at Hunter College. In 2011-2012, Ms. Furst debuted the roles of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Summer Festival at New York City’s Symphony Space, and the High Priestess in Aida at Columbia University Teachers College.  She appeared twice in concert with celebrated tenor Francisco Casanova, in New York City and at Valley Lyric Opera. Additionally, Ms. Furst covered Micaela in Carmen at the Opera Company of Brooklyn. She created the role of La Sirènne in The Saltwater Hotel by composer Susan Oetgen, and presented excerpts of the opera at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. In 2010, Ms. Furst collaborated with pianists Pascal Rogé and Ami Hakuno Rogé as the soprano soloist in the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer, both at the Trail Mix Concert Series (NY) and at the Bechstein Piano Center in New York City. She also appeared in Chelsea Opera’s productions of Suor Angelica and Amahl and the Night Visitors and in the New York Summer Opera Scenes Festival as Cio Cio San in scenes from Madama Butterfly in 2009.  She was fortunate to have performed at the historic Amato Opera before its closure in the roles of Leonora in Il Trovatore, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte and as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana.  Born in Washington, DC, Ms. Furst earned her BA in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America. Other roles in her developing repertoire include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Liu (Turandot) and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly).
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