Jennifer Check, soprano
Photo by Kristin Hoebermann
Appearing in the concert The Apostles, which will be performed on May 12, 2017 at Carnegie Hall.
Jennifer Check has most recently appeared in Verdi’s Requiem with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she performed in Verdi’s Requiem as a part of the hallmark Defiant Requiem presentation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Philharmonic. This season, she returned to the Metropolitan Opera roster as the High Priestess in Aida and in its production of Saariaho’s L’amour de loin, and also joined the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Norma. Last season, she returned to Utah Opera for the title role in Aida, gave her first performances of Desdemona in Otello with Berks Opera, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda. On the concert stage she joined the Aspen Music Festival for Saariaho’s Cinq reflets.
She recently debuted three other Verdi titles—Macbeth with Palm Beach Opera, Il trovatore with Utah Opera, and Don Carlos at Caramoor—and sang her first Ariadne auf Naxos with Toulon Opera. Other recent performances include Don Giovanni with Metropolitan Opera; Muhly’s Dark Sisters with Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Philadelphia; Norma with Palm Beach Opera and Opera Philadelphia; Elektra in London, Tokyo, and Detroit; Iphigénie en Tauride in Valencia; Dialogues des Carmélites at Caramoor and with Austin Opera; and The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh in Amsterdam. At the Metropolitan Opera, she has sung in previous productions that include Die Frau ohne Schatten, Turandot, Don Carlo, Gianni Schicchi, and Stiffelio.
Concert performances include engagements of Verdi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Mahler with the symphony orchestras of Shanghai, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Boston, Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Charlotte, Utah, and Memphis, among others.