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.