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Jennifer Rowley

Soprano

Biography

Jennifer Rowley in action.
Actor and Jennifer Rowley as Musetta in La bohème, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

American soprano Jennifer Rowley made her Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Musetta (La bohème).

Rowley studied at the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, Indiana University School of Music and the Instituto Superior del Arte, Teatro Colón. She spent a year as a member of the Scuola dell’Opera Italiana at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna, in 2009, making her debut at the Teatro Comunale as Magda (La rondine). Her international career began the following year when she stepped in at the last moment to sing Maria di Rohan at the Caramoor Music Festival. Her engagements since have included Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Lucifer (Free Will, world premiere) and Violetta Valéry (La traviata) for Savonlinna Opera Festival, Musetta (La bohème) for Norwegian National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Orasia (Telemann’s Orpheus) for New York City Opera and Anna (Le villi) for Spoleto USA Festival. Further engagements include Leonora (Il trovatore) for West Australian Opera and the title role in Tosca for Semperoper Dresden.

Rowley's many awards include second prize in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition and the 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of cast, creative and backstage teams on <em>La bohème</em>

Watch: Members of cast, creative and backstage teams on La bohème

11 June 2015

Backstage films from the 2015 live relay of La bohème, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

Your Reaction: <em>La bohème</em> 2015

Your Reaction: La bohème 2015

24 May 2015

What did you think of the return of John Copley's production of Puccini's classic tragedy?

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