Jennifer Gill, mezzo-soprano, is equally at home on the opera, concert and musical theater stages. Ms. Gill made her mainstage Portland Opera debut in 2006 as Second Secretary to Mao in John Adams’ Nixon in China. She recently performed with Portland Opera last season in their production of two one acts by Ravel, L’heure Espagnole and L’enfant et les Sortilèges. Other roles with Portland Opera include; Minerva, goddess of war and wisdom in Portland Opera’s production of Il ritorni di Ulisse in patria and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with their outreach program. In 2004, Ms. Gill was a Finalist in the prestigious Eleanor Lieber Awards. In 2005, she was a Finalist and received the Marquis Award in the New York Classical Singer’s Vocal Competition as a Young Artist. She is an active performer with the Portland Summer Festival and has sung the roles of ; Maddalena in Rigoletto, Alice in their production of Lucia di Lammermoor and Margret in the production of Wozzeck with the Astoria Music Festival.
Ms. Gill was invited as a guest soloist to perform in New York City with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus for the “Flight for Freedom” concert this past fall as part of the 9/11 ten year remembrance memorial. She was also the featured soloist on the recent CD released of the critically acclaimed performance of Brave Souls and Dreamers with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, her role as Mother was written specifically for her by composer Robert Seeley.
As a featured concert artist, Ms. Gill has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Summer Festival, Astoria Performing Arts, Bravo Vancouver, ARTCORE, and Opera Plus! of Coeur D’Alene. Other oratorio credits include Handel’s Messiah with the Billings Montana Symphony, as well as the North Oregon Coast Symphony. Ms. Gill currently resides in Portland where she maintains a private voice studio in addition to her performance career.