Jenufa Gleich, Opera Singer

 

 

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

 
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b. March 6th.

Brooklyn, New York

 

Voice Teacher

Maria Farnworth

Coaches

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.

Götterdämmerung full cast, Jaap Van Zweden, Hong Kong PHilharmonic

Götterdämmerung full cast, Jaap Van Zweden, Hong Kong PHilharmonic

BIOGRAPHY

 

According to, LA NAZIONE “Jenufa Gleich is a rare dramatic soprano that extends with ease and flexibility to an impressive upper register”. LA REPUBBLICA recognizes “an outstanding singer with superb technique”.

After many years focussing on the dramatic bel canto repertoire, Jenufa Gleich changed her fach to the dramatic Germanic Repertoire, with a focus on Wagner. Recent performances included her Hong Kong Philharmonic debut, under the baton of Jaap Van Zweden, singing Third Norn from Götterdämmerung, and recording it for NAXOS as part of their Ring Cycle:

Sample of the Third Norn (courtesy of Naxos)

Sample of the Third Norn (courtesy of Naxos)

 Jenufa made her Wagner debut in Longborough Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle conducted by Anthony Negus, where she appeared in the following roles: Helmwige (Die Walküre), Freia (Das Rheingold) and Third Norn (Götterdämmerung). She also covered the role of Sieglinde (Die Walküre). For The Mastersingers Wagner Society of London she also appeared as Third Norn, and Leonore in Maggio Musicale Opera Fiorentino’s Symposium Series on Fidelio in Florence, Italy. 

 As a recitalist, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Vatican and St. Patricks Cathedral in repertoire including, Wagners Wesendonk Lieder, Mahler Rückert Lieder, Samuel Barber Songs and Kurt Weill Songs.

 Upcoming performances include concerts with the Wagner Society of Israel in Haifa and a recording project with the BBC NOW of Wagner arias and duets, release slated for 2020.


REPERTOIRE

BEETHOVEN

Leonore - Fidelio

 WAGNER

Helmwige - Die Walküre

Sieglinde - Die Walküre 

Senta - Der Fliegende Holländer

 Elisabeth- Tannhäuser

Elsa - Lohengrin

Freia - Das Rheingold

Brünnhilde - Siegfried

Gutrune - Götterdämmerung

Third Norn - Götterdämmerung

STRAUSS

Chrysothemis - Elektra

Ariadne - Ariadne Auf Naxos

PUCCINI

Principessa Turandot - Turandot

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