“....with her powerful, expressive mezzo-soprano, [Jennifer Arnold] provides the decisive dramatic accents.”
“....one has in her the perfect Carmen, with a mezzosoprano voice that can be everything from velvety to dramatic. Her dramatic interpretation of the Gypsy girl radiates erotic and powerful passion, an unusually convincing accomplishment....” so the reviews.
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Jennifer Arnold is one of the most interesting, versatile and technically adept opera singers of the contemporary generation on the international opera stage.
As a student of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City earning a Masters in Music, she was awarded the Birgit Nilsson Award Scholarship, a full scholarship, in two consecutive years, and had the privilege of performing with Yo-Yo Ma in the Kennedy Center Library for the former President Bill Clinton.
In 2003 she was nominated, along with Anna Netrebko among others, by the international opera magazine Opernwelt for Singer of the Year for her performance as Carmen under director Johannes Felsenstein.
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Her repertoire, which includes almost all of the most important mezzo roles from lyric to dramatic fach, demonstrates her broad versatility as singer and actress.
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She is also active as a concert and lieder singer. She very much enjoys giving Lieder concerts which often have a diverse stylistic breadth. From Renaissance through modern and contemporary music, from classical to musical theater, jazz and pop.
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One can find recordings of her singing on several commercial cds.
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