Silvie Jensen bio
“Marvelous,” “elegant,” “beautiful”—so has the New York Times described mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen. Critics have also called her voice “exquisite, floating and expressive, a joy to hear.” In recent seasons, Ms. Jensen has appeared at Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, with American Chamber Opera in Chicago as Carmen; with One World Symphony as Olga in Eugene Onegin, and has premiered new operas with Riverside Opera, Stonington Opera House, at the Ostrava Days Festival the in Czech Republic, and at the Carolina Chamber Music Festival. She has created and performed new works at London’s Barbican Centre with Ornette Coleman, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara with Meredith Monk, and Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass. Ms. Jensen is a highly sought-after oratorio soloist; she recently won 2nd place in the 2014 Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition, and made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014, singing Handel's Messiah. She has commissioned and premiered works composed for her, and has appeared in recital in New York at Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Symphony Space, among others. She has made recordings for ECM, London, Koch, Helicon, MSR Classics, Sono Luminus and Soundbrush Records.