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Jeanette Ager

“The English cast was theatrically and vocally dominated by the beautiful mezzo-soprano of Jeanette Ager”

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Role of Thea in Tippett’s The Knot Garden, 2005, Italy

Jeanette Ager was awarded an Exhibition to study at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently won the Gold Medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and the Richard Tauber Prize as well as a place on the Tillett Trust’s Young Artist Platform.

As a soloist, Jeanette’s concert and oratorio work has included recitals and other appearances at the Wigmore Hall; Handel’s Messiah at St David’s Hall, Cardiff; Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; Tippett’s Child of our Time at the Royal Festival Hall; Verdi’s Requiem at Gloucester Cathedral; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at The Barbican Hall; Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at the Bridgewater Hall and Mozart’s Mass in C minor at the Cadogan Hall. Jeanette was proud to sing Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the RPO under the baton of Barry Wordsworth. In addition to performances at many of the leading venues in the United Kingdom, Jeanette’s solo work has taken her to Bermuda, the Czech Republic, Spain, Libya and China.

Her operatic roles have included Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart); 3rd Lady in The Magic Flute (Mozart); Dido in Dido & Aeneas (Purcell); The Marquise of Birkenfield in La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti); Rosina inThe Barber of Seville (Rossini) Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Thea in The Knot Garden (Tippett).  With the Royal Opera House she appeared as one of the Apprentices in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger at Covent Garden.

She has recorded for Hyperion, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips.

Jeanette recently sang the Angel in the first ever performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in China.  She performed at the 2009 Three Choirs Festival singing Britten’s Spring Symphony and John McCabe’s Songs of the Garden, also broadcast on Radio 3.

Jeanette is chairman of a large music trust, The Toni V Fell Trust, which helps young singers at the start of their career.

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Posted on February 5th 2014