Jenufa Gleich

Jenufa Gleich

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Hoch Dramatic Soprano
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«"a rare, dramatic soprano that extends with ease and flexibility to an impressive upper register".»
La Reppubblica (2016)
«"The Norns and daughters of the Rhine are not left behind by Sarah Castle, Stephanie Houtzeel, Jenufa Gleich and Eri Nakamura, Aurthelia Varak, Hermine Haselböck respectively, completing a high level cast. -»
Miami Clasica (2016)
«" particular, Jenufa Gleich as helmwige. Her hojotohos were astounding in the beginning of the scene."»
Plain English Arts Journal (2016)
2018Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn
2016Wagnerleading soprano
2015Wagner R.: Der Ring des NibelungenSieglinde
2013Wagner R.: Der Ring des NibelungenHelmwige
2013Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn
2013Wagner R.: Das RheingoldFreia
2013Wagner R.: Der Ring des NibelungenSieglinde
2012Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2004Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Marenka
2003Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame


According to, LA NAZIONE “Jenufa Gleich is a rare dramatic soprano that extends with ease and flexibility to animpressive upper register”. LA REPUBBLICA recognizes “an outstanding singer with superb technique”.

After many years focussing on the dramatic bel canto repertoire, Jenufa Gleich changed her fach to the dramatic Germanic Repertoire, with a focus on Wagner. Recent performances included her Hong Kong Philharmonic debut, under the baton of Jaap Van Zweden, singing Third Norn from Götterdämmerung, and recording it for NAXOS as part of their Ring Cycle. She is currently singing a recital tour of the Wesendonck Lieder, Mahler and Strauss. She will sing the Brünnhilde Hojotohos for Media Monks featured short film ‘Valkyrie’ for Circle K, across 15 European Countries on television and internet media.

Jenufa Gleich made her Wagner debut in Longborough Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle conducted by Anthony Negus, where she appeared in the following roles: Helmwige (Die Walküre), Freia (Das Rheingold) and Third Norn (Götterdämmerung). She also covered the role of Sieglinde (Die Walküre). For The Mastersingers Wagner Society of London she also appeared as Third Norn, and Leonora in Maggio Musicale Opera Fiorentino’s Symposium Serieson Fidelio in Florence, Italy.

Other recent engagements include covering the title role in Turandot with the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, conducted by Valerio Galli, the role of Selika in L’Africaine with The Opera Orchestra of New York at Avery Fischer Hall with Eve Queler conducting, Queen Elisabeth in Roberto Devereux with Opera Holland Park with Bonynge conducting, and Jenny in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, Italy, conducted by Jonathan Webb and directed by Alessio Pizzech.

Additional engagements include: New York City Opera as Marenka (The Bartered Bride), Bel Canto at Caramoor of New York as Lisa (La Sonnambula) and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Opera Festival della Toscana as the Soprano in Carmina Burana, Opera Grosseto as Violetta (La Traviata) and with the Queens Symphony Orchestra summer concert series, singing excerpts from Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira). For the 150th birthday celebration of Puccini in Lucca, Italy, she sang excerpts from Turandot and Suor Angelica.

As a recitalist, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Vatican and St. Patricks Cathedral in repertoire including, Wagners Wesendonk Lieder, Mahler Rückert Lieder, Samuel Barber Songs and Kurt Weill Songs.

She sang the world premiere of ‘The Last Leaf’ written by Gary Papach, where she created the role of ‘Sue’ with theNorth Czech Philharmonic and also recorded mad scenes and arias of the Bel Canto Era (Olivieri-Monroe, Apeitos). Another world premiere was with the Queens Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Arthur Fagen with LeonardLehrman’s ‘Licht im Dunkel’.

Upcoming performances include a tour of Die Walküre as Helmwige and Sieglinde across Asia and Europe, TBA. Her Third Norn will be heard on Götterdämmerung, released on NAXOS in November  2018.  More info and soundclips at
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Dritte Norn Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (china) (hong Kong) 2018
Wagner leading soprano Immediately Amsterdam and Brussels 2016
Wagner R.: Der Ring des Nibelungen Sieglinde 1 Day Great Neck Opera 2015
Wagner R.: Der Ring des Nibelungen Helmwige 1 Day Longborough Festival Opera 2013
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Dritte Norn 1 Day Longborough Festival Opera 2013


study scholarship Mannes College of Music
Private Study Grant - Maria Farnworth
New York Finalist - Macallister Awards