Jenufa Gleich, Opera Singer



'Music is the inarticulate speech of the heart, which cannot be compressed into words, because it is infinite.' ~ Richard Wagner


b. March 6th.

Brooklyn, New York


Voice Teacher

Maria Farnworth



David Aronson, Thomas Lausmann, Jendrik Springer, Aldert Vermeulen

Jenufa Gleich was born in Brooklyn, New York.  Growing up in a musical family, everyone played an instrument.  Jenufa began playing the flute when she was 8 years old, and later developed a deep desire to sing. With encouragement from her grandmother, Jenufa started her formal musical training at 19 years old, in New York City with renowned voice teacher, Maria Farnworth.

Career Biography

Jenufa first specialized in the operas of the Bel Canto era.  Roles like Queen Elizabeth in Roberto Devereux, the title role in Norma, Lucrezia Borgia, Maria Stuarda, Selika in L'Africaine. In 2015, she changed to the German dramatic soprano fach, with a strong focus on Wagner.  

Recent performances include her debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, singing  Third Norn in Götterdämmerung under the baton of Jaap Van Zweden. A recording of the entire Ring Cycle will be released on the NAXOS label in October 2018.

She has worked with international opera companies and orchestras such as the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, Teatro Verdi di Pisa, The Opera Orchestra of New York at Lincoln Center, Opera Holland Park, Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, New York City Opera, Opera Festival della Toscana, Longborough Festival Opera, Maggio Musicale Opera di Firenze, Netherlands Reisopera, Queens Symphony Orchestra and The North Czech Philharmonic.




Sieglinde - Die Walküre 

Senta - Der Fliegende Holländer

Helmwige - Die Walküre

Elisabeth- Tannhäuser

Elsa - Lohengrin

Freia - Das Rheingold

Gutrune - Götterdämmerung

Third Norn - Götterdämmerung


Chrysothemis - Elektra

Ariadne - Ariadne Auf Naxos


Principessa Turandot - Turandot


Special Projects

Jenufa frequently collaborates on crossover projects.  Recent projects include song 'Live as one-be as one' released on Buddha Bar's 20th anniversary compilation recording, as well as 'Moonlight', both with producer Steen Thottrup.

She is the featured opera singer on short film, 'Motor Opera', bridging the world of cars and opera together with a collaboration between Media Monks and Circle K.



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