Grammy nominated artist Jennifer Rivera consistently earns praise for delivering exceptional vocalism, superb musicianship, and a powerful stage presence. Her performance of the title role in Handel's Faramondo with Brisbane Baroque in Australia recently earned her The Helpmann Award for best leading female performer in an opera. Her European debut as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito with the Teatro Regio di Torino directed by Graham Vick and conducted by Roberto Abaddo was followed by her debut with the Berlin Staatsoper as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Nerone in a new production of Agrippina conducted by Rene Jacobs. She was then invited to sing Licida in L’Olimpiade by Pergolesi at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, and returned to the Berlin Staatsoper as Rosina, and as Ismene in a new production of Antigone by Traetta conducted by Maestro Jacobs.
She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Arts and Culture section and has recently been appointed the Director for Artistic Development at Center for Contemporary Opera in New York City. You can follow Jennifer on Facebook or on twitter at @jjennymr.