Janice Hall Biography

 
Birth Place:
San Francisco, CA
Bio:
JANICE HALL A highly regarded artist internationally,Janice Hall’s distinguished career in opera and concert has included performances at some of the world’s leading opera houses. For many years a resident of Germany, she returned to the U.S. in 2007, and in addition to performance of ... (read more)
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Birth Place: San Francisco, CA

Bio:
JANICE HALL A highly regarded artist internationally,Janice Hall’s distinguished career in opera and concert has included performances at some of the world’s leading opera houses. For many years a resident of Germany, she returned to the U.S. in 2007, and in addition to performance of ... (read more)

JANICE HALL

A highly regarded artist internationally,Janice Hall’s distinguished career in opera and concert

has included performances at some of the world’s leading opera houses. For many years a resident of Germany, she returned to the U.S. in 2007, and in addition to performance of contemporary operas, she now pursues a career in theater and cabaret.



Janice Hall's international opera career has taken her to the Vienna State Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Salzburg Festival, and the Komische Oper Berlin. In the U.S., she has appeared with, among others, the Lyric Opera of Chicago; the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center; the Santa Fe Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera. She performed as Violetta in the New York City Opera’s Emmy-winning telecast of La Traviata, in the "Live from Lincoln Center" series on PBS. She has worked with some of the world’s great directors, including Jack O’Brien, Harry Kupfer, Willy Decker, and Calixto Bieito.



Her recent appearances include the operatic version of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America, with the BBC Symphony in London, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Jake Heggie's opera Three Decembers with the Fort Worth Opera; and the New York premiere of Monica Bauer's play My Occasion of Sin, off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theater.



In November, 2010, Janice unveiled her first solo cabaret show, Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich, at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Peter Haas of Cabaret Scenes magazine wrote: “Many performers have “done” Marlene Dietrich, but none has offered her songs more richly, more movingly and with lovelier singing than a newcomer to cabaret, petite and elegant Janice Hall.” Reviewer for Opera News magazine William V. Madison, who has observed Janice in both her opera and cabaret incarnations, commented: “Cabaret Janice is mellow, cool. She spins out the songs in a clear, vibrato-less alto; only her seamless range and her canny legato suggest that she’s ever been near an opera house. Likewise, Janice possesses the wit (and diction) to put over comic numbers with ease.” For her work in Grand Illusions, Janice received the 2011 Bistro Award for Tribute Show, and a 2012 MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) as Best Female Vocalist.



Janice's next appearances will be with The Seeing Place Theater company, in Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind (Lorraine), and Shakespeare's Hamlet (Gertrude).