Jenny Ribeiro, soprano, is known for her dedication to contemporary classical music, creating the roles of Amy (The North Arcade) and the Cat (Jack Prelutsky’s Something Big Has Been Here) in Seattle and The Composer (The Two Cents Opera), Alice (Wonderland), Aphrodite (Sappho in the Mix) and Martha (Thomas Pasatieri’s God Bless Us Everyone) in New York City. More well known opera roles include Pamina (The Magic Flute), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Musetta (La Boheme), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Serpina (La serva padrona) and Giulietta (The Tales of Hoffmann). Audiences have had the chance to see Jenny on stage with Regina Opera, Dicapo Opera, Amore Opera, Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Opera Manhattan, Utopia Opera and the National Yiddish Theatre. She also performed the role of a Coryphee (Le Roi Malgre Lui) with the Bard Summerscape Festival and has been seen at Carnegie Hall as Elvira (Song of Norway).
As a concert artist, Jenny has championed the work of young composers. She has been the recipient of two Vox Novus 15-Minutes-of-Fame commission cycles, in which she was able to perform pieces written expressly for her by composers all over the globe. She also recorded Matt Frey's chamber opera One-Eleven Heavy for an EP album which was released in 2019. She has performed with such groups as West Fourth New Music Collective, Parksville Music Festival, Hudson Valley Singers, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Music Society, and the New York Virtuoso Singers.
Jenny has also been in demand as a choral soloist. Recent performances include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, Haydn’s Missa Sancta Nicolai and many others. Currently, Jenny is a Masters student at Michigan State University studying with Marc Alon Embree. Future engagements include Mimi in a radio staging of La Boheme with Midwest Institute of Opera in June 2021 and Elsa in Lohengrin with New York Dramatic Voice’s Role Prep Program in August 2021.