Janai Brugger


American soprano, Janai Brugger, a 2012 winner of Operalia and of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, begins the 2019-20 seaon in the role of Clara Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera, a role she also sings at Washington National Opera later in the season. The artist travels to Michigan for performances of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Detroit Symphony Orchestra before joining the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall to sing Elgar’s The Kingdom. With the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra she performs in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Gloria and Sanctus from Mass in C. She then joins musicAeterna on tour in Germany and Austria for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. At Cincinnati Opera she appears in Gregory Spears’s world premiere, Castor and Patience, in the role of Wilhemina.

“As Susanna, soprano Janai Brugger was utterly charming, fierce when needed, vocally splendid, and a savvy survivor.”

Seen and Heard International, Rafael de Acha, 14 June 2019

“Janai Brugger displayed an opulent soprano voice as Servilia…”

Richard S Ginell, Los Angeles Times, 3 March 2019

BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Marzelline)
BIZET Carmen (Michaela)
BRITTEN The Turn of the Screw (Governess)
CATAN Il Postino (Neruda)
DONIZETTI L’Elisir d’Amore (Adina)
Don Pasquale (Norina)
GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess (Clara)
GOUNOD Romeo et Juliette (Juliette)
GRETRY Zemire et Azor (title)
HANDEL, VIVALDI, RAMEAU The Enchanted Island (Helena)
MOZART Die Zauberflöte (Pamina)
Le nozze di Figaro (Suzanna)
Idomeneo (Ilia)
La clemenza di Tito (Servilia)
PUCCINI La Bohème (Musetta)
Turandot (Liu)
VERDI Rigoletto (The Page)
Falstaff (Nanetta)
Aida (High Priestess)
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Tatiana)
JS BACH Magnificat
BRAHMS Requiem
HANDEL Messiah
MAHLER Fourth Symphony
MOZART Requiem
MOZART C Minor Mass