Janara Kellerman/ biography

Janara Kellerman

Mezzosoprano

Often referred to as “sultry,” “elegant,” and “compelling,” mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman is quickly making a name for her-self among opera lovers and critics alike. Hailed by Opera News for her “keen dramatic instincts” and “voluptuous tone,” Ms. Kellerman is delighting audiences throughout the world. 

Most recent notable performances include her role début as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Musica Viva Hong Kong; Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera with Indianapolis Opera; Dido in Dido and Aeneas with MidAtlantic Opera; the Old Lady in Candide with Fresno Grand Opera; and Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore with Opera Saratoga and Lyric Opera San Antonio.

She also made her Carnegie Hall début as the mezzo-soprano soloist in the New York première of Stephen Paulus’ To Be Certain of the Dawn; and sang the alto soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with New Jersey Symphony and Mississippi Orchestra.

The New Jersey Symphony released the recording of the Verdi Requiem performance under the baton of Maestro Jacques LaCombe and joined by soloists, Marianne Fiset, Russell Thomas and Peter Volpe. Last year, Ms. Kellerman took a short break to pursue her love of Chazzanut and sang with the Cantor, Azi Schwartz at Park Avenue Synagogue, but is excited to return to the opera stage and continue her foray into the great Mezzo Soprano roles beginning with the Verdi and Durufle Requiems and Adalgisa in Italy in 2016. 

Ms. Kellerman is gaining critical attention for her portrayal of the title role in Carmen after making her role début with Des Moines Metro Opera. 

 

Prior engagements include a gala performance of excerpts from L’italiana in Algeri and Samson et Dalila with the New Jersey State Opera featuring Samuel Ramey and Paul Plishka; Amneris in Aïda and Fenena in Nabucco with New Jersey State Opera; and a return to New York City Opera for their production of Antony and Cleopatra and as the cover Carmen and Malcolm in Rossini’s La Donna del Lago. 

 

Recent engagements

 

Durufle Requiem—Soloist—NYC

 

Verdi Requiem—Soloist—Mineola Choral Society, Jan 31, 2016

Adalgisa/Norma Fall 2016, Italy TBD

 

Mamma Lucia (Cover Santuzza)/Cavalleria Rusticana - Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, January 13 & 15, 2017

 

Upcoming engagements

 

Inside the Opera Studio: Ladies' Night - Opera Delaware

March 3 & 5, 2017

 

Preziosilla/La Forza del Destino - New Amsterdam Opera

March 24, 2017

 

Arsace (cover)/Semiramide - Spring 2017, TBA

 

Alto Soloist/Elijah - Mineola Choral Society

May 7, 2017

 

Eboli/Don Carlos - Eliano Productions

2017 

 

 

 

 

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LA PROFESSIONE DELL'AGENTE LIRICO NEL TEATRO D'OPERA ITALIANO Quadro storico, profili giuridici, aspetti pratici e prospettive future

A cura di Massimiliano Damato

 

Copertina flessibile: 271 pagine

Editore: Edicampus Edizioni; Prima Edizione edizione (2016)

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