Soprano Jennifer Carter has been praised as “a wonderfully honest and communicative performer” (Opera Programs Berlin) and “consummate singing actor” (BarzcaBlog).
Favorite roles include Violetta (La Traviata) with Opera Oshawa and Opera by Request; Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Capital City Opera and Opera Vi/Vace; Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) with Premiere Productions and Oshawa Opera; and Mimì (La bohème) with the Colours of Music Festival in Barrie, and Opera by Request. Opera Kitchener featured her as as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte).
Of her Violetta with Opera by Request, Leslie Barzca, said:
“From the moment she appeared, we believed Carter as a courtesan and bon vivant living under the shadow of her illness… I was especially persuaded by Carter’s confrontation with the elder Germont in Act II and her final act duet with Alfredo & eventual death… [she] gave scene the weight of real tragedy.”
She opened 2020 as both Rheinmaiden and Valkyrie in the joint Toronto production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle by Opera by Request and Berlin Opera Gruppe, singing Wellgunde (Das Rheingold, Götterdämmerung) and Waltraute (Die Walküre). Previously she has sung both Wellgunde and Woglinde (Das Rheingold) with Dramatic Voices Program Berlin and Canadian Operatic Arts Academy.
In summer 2021, she will return to Dramatic Voices Program Berlin as Chrysothemis in Strauss’ Elektra.
In summer 2019 she portrayed Ariadne in an excerpt from Ariadne auf Naxos, and La badessa in Suor Angelica with Opera Susquehanna. Featured in recital on the lunch hour concert series at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, and the Encore! Professionals recital series at Brock University (St. Catharines), she also was the soprano soloist for Messiah with Vocal Horizons Chamber Choir.
Ms. Carter holds dual Canadian-British citizenship, and currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario, where she also maintains a voice teaching studio.