Janai Brugger


American soprano, Janai Brugger, a 2012 winner of Operalia and of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, appears this season in several streamed recitals, including those for New York Festival of Song, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and for Los Angeles Opera’s ‘At Home With’ series.  She makes her television debut on October 11, when she sings a specially-written requiem composed by Laura Karpman for an episode of HBO’s renowned ‘Lovecraft Country.’  Miss Brugger returns to Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, this time with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and prepares to sing two new roles: Zerlina Don Giovanni at Los Angeles Opera and Ann Trulove The Rake’s Progress in her return to Lyric Opera of Chicago.

“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