In 2017, Jennifer Roderer made her house debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac. In 2015, she created the role of Shifrah Puah in Ben Moore and Nahma Sandrow’s new opera Enemies, A Love Story for Palm Beach Opera and joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera where she covered in Lulu and later in Jenůfa.
Ms. Roderer recently made debuts with Spoleto Festival USA as Kabanicha in Kát’a Kabanová; with Chautauqua Opera as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, a role she has also performed with Opera Roanoke and Crested Butte Music Festival; with Syracuse Opera as Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and reprised Amneris in Aida with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Other performances include Azucena in Il Trovatore with Opera Roanoke and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel with Utah Opera, a signature role she has also performed with Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Tulsa Opera, and Opera Roanoke, among others.
With New York City Opera, Ms. Roderer has performed in a diverse array of operas, including Patience, Plateé, Dead Man Walking, Lysistrata, and Little Women. In 2005, she made a critically acclaimed debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as Fricka in Die Walküre. Other Wagnerian credits include Die Walküre with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Pacific, and Seattle Opera; a Flower maiden in Parsifal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and several orchestral concerts with the Wagner Society of Washington, D.C. in excerpts from Lohengrin (Ortrud), Götterdämmerung (Waltraute), and Siegfried (Erda). Oft-repeated roles include Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw (Toledo Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Lorin Maazel’s Chateauville Foundation) and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Indianapolis Opera, and Opera a la Carte).