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Jeni Houser, soprano

Opera News lauds Jeni Houser’s performances as “commanding and duplicitous, yet also vulnerable.” This season, Jeni Houser  makes debuts with Austin Lyric Opera as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos and Central City Opera as the Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte in addition to returning to Minnesota Opera for her first performances of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and the Charmeuse in Thais.
Previous performances for Ms. Houser include Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, and Mrs. Grady in the world premiere of Moravec’s The Shining (Minnesota Opera), Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Cincinnati Opera), Amy in Adamo’s Little Women and Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffman, (Madison Opera), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Mill City Summer Opera, Madison Opera), Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore (Opera Saratoga), Susanna in Marcos Portugal’s Le nozze di Figaro (On Site Opera). During two summers with the Glimmerglass Festival, Ms. Houser sang Königin der Nacht in the young artist performance of Die Zauberflöte and Najade in Francesca Zambello’s new production of Ariadne auf Naxos, in addition to covering Cunegonde in Candide. 

On the concert stage, she joined the Madison Symphony for Orff’s Carmina burana. With Abendmusik: Lincoln (Nebraska), she has sung Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem.