American soprano Jennifer Check made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 singing Fifth Maid (Elektra).
Check was born and raised in the USA and is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. In 2013 she made debuts in major Verdi roles, including Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) for Opéra de Nancy, Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos) at the Caramoor Music Festival and Leonora (Il trovatore) for Utah Opera. Other roles include Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride) in Valencia, Sirin (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya) for Netherlands Opera and Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites) in Austin. Her performances in contemporary opera include Almera (Muhly’s Dark Sisters) for Gotham Chamber Opera.
Check’s many roles for the Metropolitan Opera include Marianne Leitmetzerin (Der Rosenkavalier), High Priestess (Aida), Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Nella (Gianni Schicchi) and Liù (Turandot). She has sung in concert throughout the USA in repertory including Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphonies no.2 and no.8 and Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder. Check’s many awards include the Leonie Rysanek Memorial Prize from the George London Foundation and the zarzuela prize in Operalia.