Janara Kellerman/ biografia
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. Keller- man 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, Ma- rianne Fiset, Russell Thomas and Peter Volpe. Last year, Ms. Keller- man 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 fromL’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.
Mamma Lucia (Cover Santuzza)/Cavalleria Rusticana - Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, January 13 & 15, 2017
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