American soprano Jennifer Rowley makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15 Season 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.