With her velvety tone and charismatic stage presence, soprano Jennifer Klauder is equally at home with repertoire from the Baroque era as well as contemporary music. She is currently workshopping a new chamber piece written for her by award-winning Canadian composer Constantine Caravassilis, which will be performed as part of an ongoing recital series, “Texts by Sappho,” with the Hereford Arts Foundation, and recorded for album release.
Ms. Klauder was featured as the soprano soloist for Orff’s Carmina Burana in Gainesville, Florida with the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra and Choir and Dance Alive National Ballet, under the baton of Maestro Raymond Chobaz. She also performed the soprano solo for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro David Hoose. Other concert credits include Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
No stranger to the opera stage, Ms. Klauder performed the role of the soprano in the Vocal Trio in Peter Eötvös’ opera Angels in America, and she covered the role of La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon both with Boston University Opera. She has participated in operas with the BU Fringe Festival as well, performing the role of Valentina Scarcella in the Boston premiere of John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, and covering the role of Lucinda in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters.
Ms. Klauder has performed in several other opera productions and scenes with WashU Opera, Siena Music Festival, Winter Opera of St. Louis, Bay View Music Festival, and Opera in the Ozarks. Some of her favorite roles include Noémie (Cendrillon), Fire (L’enfant et les sortilèges), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), and covering Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). Other partial roles include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Lisette (La Rondine), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), La Comtesse Adèle (Le Comte Ory), Angelica (Orlando), Rose (Lakmé), and Emmie (Albert Herring).
Ms. Klauder recently received her Master’s of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, where she was a student of Dr. Lynn Eustis. Since relocating to New York City, Ms. Klauder has worked with the Hellenic Music Foundation, the Hereford Arts Foundation, and the New York Lyric Opera Theatre. She currently studies with Amy Zorn.