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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES


APRIL 6TH, 2014

Recital at Montgomery’s Inn


JUNE 22TH, 2014

Outreach Concert


JUNE 28TH, 2014

Concert at the Columbus Centre

Biography

Canadian soprano Jennifer Mizzi has been hailed as “beautiful to watch” and “sweet on stage”. Ms Mizzi is quickly establishing herself on the operatic and recital stages earning national attention for her interpretation and commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most innate level.


A complete musician dedicated to performance Jennifer Mizzi has appeared in a wide  range of venues, from Vancouver’s Chan Centre to Luxembourg's Château de Vianden and Toronto Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater. Other performances include appearances at the Young Centre of Performing Arts in Toronto and Teatro Nuovo di Salsomaggiore. With a focus on the roles of Mozart Operas, Ms Mizzi has performed Firordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozzo di Fiagro, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor. Other recent appearances include Elle in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine, Sandman in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, Gasperina in Haydn La Canterina, Mimi in La Boheme by Puccini, and Lauretta by Puccini in Gianni Schicchi.


Training with some of the highest caliber teachers, coaches and artists in their field, Jennifer has performed in Master Classes with Matthew Epstein, Marlena Kleinman Malas, Warren Jones, Stephen Lord, Aprile Millo, Steuart Bedford, Vincenzo Scalera, Giovanna Canetti, and Sondra Radvanovsky.


In addition to her operatic work, Jennifer is becoming an active chamber music performer. She has enjoyed collaborating with Semyon Rosin at the Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg, as well with Benita Valente with the National Art Centres Young Artist Series in Ottawa. Performing repertoire from Pergolesi to Heitor Villa-Lobo to Willem de Haan, some of her most cherish performances include the Brahms Liebeslieder at Rideau Hall for the Order of Canada, Mendelssohn Bartoldi’s  “Infelice” at  Château de Vianden and the Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos at Tabaret Hall in Ottawa. Next year Jennifer will be making her debut with the Neapolitan Connection Concert Series performing at Montgomery’s Inn.


She is also recognized as an accomplished grant recipient by the Ontario Arts Council for her ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of classical music. Awarded a National Residency in Chianti, Italy, Jennifer engaged in artistic exchange and research to explore the art of Bel Canto with masters Daniel Ferro and Maestro Bruno Rigacci.


Before embarking on an operatic career, Jennifer spent five years training and performing as a musical theatre singer and at the age of twelve she was cast in Sondheim's “A Little Night Music” as Fredrika with the Orpheus Musical Theatre Society. While studying dance at a competitive level Jennifer’s love for Musical Theatre grew and she continued to perform in 6 other productions before deciding to pursue opera professionally.


The Ottawa native began singing at the age of six with her grandmother, and gave her first public performance at age of 9. After completing school, Jennifer then pursued her musical studies at York University with soprano Stephanie Bogle later transferring to the University of British Columbia to continue her undergraduate studies with Heather Thomson-Price.


In 2012 she received a Diploma in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto as a student of J. Patrick Raftery. She has also pursued further studies with the Ermanno Mauro Master Class Series, The Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (Montreal), Daniel Ferro Vocal Program (Italy), and  the NAC Young Artist Program with Benita Valente (Ottawa).


Jennifer is grateful for the continued support of her family, friends and patrons.