Jennie Litster returns to OSJ during the 2014-15 season, appearing as the Opera Singer in the world premiere of Where Angels Fear to Tread and Papagena in The Magic Flute. Recent engagements include her debut with the Utah Lyric Opera as Musetta in La bohème, and Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore and the Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto while a Resident Artist in Utah Opera’s Ensemble Program. Other roles performed recently include the First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Utah Opera) and the Queen of the Night with Opera San Luis Obispo. Other role highlights include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Lisette in La rondine, and Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
She has appeared on the concert stage with the Utah Symphony in Handel’s Messiah, the Virginia Consort in Carmina Burana, the Mormon Choral Organization in Messiah in America, the Valparaiso Singers in Brahms Requiem, and the Brigham Young University in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.
In 2011 she was named a Utah District Winner and Rocky Mountain Region Finalist for the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, and has been an Arizona District Winner and Finalist at the Regional Level in Los Angeles. Other accolades received include being a finalist for The Irene Dalis Competition, and for the Concorso Lirico International Opera Competition, winning the East Bay Opera League Competition, winning the Classical Singer Magazine’s AudComps Emerging Professional Division, receiving a scholarship from the Fé Bland Foundation, and winning the James Schwabacher Jr. award (twice) from the Henry Maria Holt Scholarship Competition.
Ms. Litster earned her Bachelor of Music from the Brigham Young University and her Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She currently continues her vocal studies with Ms. Cathy Cook.
For additional information, please visit Ms. Litster’s website.