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Jennifer Graf, soprano, is at home in many vocal genres including opera, operetta, oratorio, early music, and musical theatre. Some of her favorite roles performed include Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Anna Glawari (The Merry Widow), Kathie (The Student Prince), Madame Hart (The Impresario), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Blonda (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Musetta (La Boheme), Frasquita (Carmen), and Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). Musical theatre credits include Meet Me in St. Louis, Camelot, and Oklahoma!

Ms. Graf sang the soprano solos in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat and in Mozart’s Requiem with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and was first soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. She has performed as soprano soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, in Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, and Bach’s Magnificat, all with the Ama Deus Ensemble. The Ama Deus Ensemble also featured her in the solo soprano Cantata #202 and the Missa Brevis, both by Bach.

In August of 2007, Jennifer performed the role of Phyllis in Iolanthe at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, where she was nominated for the award of Best Female Voice. She returned to the festival in August of 2008 to sing Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance.

Jennifer’s first solo CD, Tidings of Christmas, was released in the fall of 2006. Echoes of Christmas Past, featuring early holiday music, was released in 2009. Ms. Graf can also be heard on Vox Ama Deus’ release of Dido and Aeneas singing the role of 1st Witch, released on the Lyrichord label.

She is founder and general director of Olde Towne Carolers and Olde Towne Performances, specializing in holiday performances and year round entertainment; including jazz and musical theatre acts.

Ms. Graf is a native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and currently resides most of the year in Europe. She earned her Master’s Degree from The New England Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance.

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"...and an exuberant Jennifer Graf as Yum-Yum. That young lady not only has a spectacular soprano voice, but also enunciates each word with precision and elegance. Her solo, 'The Sun whose Rays are all ablaze' – which is really 'The Moon and I' – is a joy to hear."
Bucks County Herald
Yum Yum in The Mikado)

"The one familiar hit number in The Chocolate Soldier is “My Hero,” and it was sung beautifully by Jennifer Graf with a sweet lyric soprano voice. The three women....were marvelous together in a series of trios and when singing alone."
Ocean City Sentinel
Nadina in The Chocolate Soldier)

"Above all, though, The Merry Widow is highly singable, and this is a singer’s production of the piece. Standing head and shoulders above the rest of the cast in this regard is Jennifer Graf in the role of Anna. She sounds effortless in the beautiful 'Vilia' song in Act 2."
(Anna Glawari in The Merry Widow)

"The singing and acting are splendid..."
The Washington Post
"Each soprano handles...outlandish coloratura arias...with admirable dexterity."
The Washington Times
(Madame Hart in The Impresario)

“Jennifer Graf's Tidings of Christmas showcases her classically-trained soprano on 16 traditional carols. A professional vocalist who favors both opera and holiday caroling, Graf is a woman after my own heart. She possesses a soprano with fragile clarity, but enough muscle to convey confidence and emotional commitment throughout. Her light, well-controlled vibrato adds depth, and the minimalist piano accompaniment provides a classy focus on her vocals..."
(See Recordings page for full review)
– Carol Swanson,