Soprano Jennifer O’Loughlin has received critical acclaim for her performances throughout Europe, America and Japan. As Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, her charming singing has been described as “a miracle of precision.” Her Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail was praised for her “magnificently dramatic coloratura” while her Cunegonde in Candide was “bewitching, brilliant and theatrical.” For her performance of Cunegonde at the Vienna Volksoper, she was nominated as Best Female Lead by the Austrian Music Theater Awards. Most recently, Ms. O’Loughlin made her debut at the New National Theater Tokyo where she enraptured the public with her voluptuous and classy Adele in “Die Fledermaus” (January 2015).
“On May 30, a number of world-famous artists embraced the good cause once again at the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert 2014: Piotr Beczala, Thomas Hampson, Yusif Eyvazov, Luca Pisaroni, Ildar Abdrazakov, Vesselina Kasarova and Jennifer O’Loughlin lent their unique voices to the motto ‘United in difference’. The soloists of the gala concert were accompanied by the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Cornelius Meister” (www.lifeball.org). With Vesselina Kasarova, Ms. O’Loughlin performed the Flower Duet from Lakme and her solo aria, “Glitter and be Gay” from Candide received a rousing ovation from the Vienna Burgtheater audience. The following evening, Ms. O’Loughlin was seen and heard live on Austrian national television performing “Apollo und Hyacinth” for the opening of LIFE BALL.
In 2013, Ms. O’Loughlin debuted triumphantly as Semele in Händel’s Semele with Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater and received the Maria Callas and Audience Favorite Prizes for her performance of the Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor at the Paris Opera Awards. She has worked with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck, and James Conlon with whom she sang the American premiere of Zemlinsky’s “Maiblumen blühten überall” at the Aspen Music Festival. In concert, Ms. O’Loughlin has also been heard with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and at the festivals in Salzburg and Bregenz. Other operatic credits include: Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Bavarian State Opera, Gilda in Rigoletto and Frau Fluth in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor with the Vienna Volksoper; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival; Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna State Opera and Hamburg State Opera; Messenger of Peace in Rienzi at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse; and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Upcoming engagements include: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale in Torino and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, and Carmina Burana with Kristyan Järvi at the George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest. At the Peabody Conservatory, Ms. O’Loughlin earned a Bachelor of Music degree, where she studied with Ruth Drucker. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a Master of Music degree studying with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. The following year she received a Karajan Foundation grant to attend the Zürich Opera Studio. After that season, she was engaged by the Vienna Volksoper, where she was an ensemble member for several seasons. Ms. O’Loughlin currently studies with Mark Markham.
Ms. O’Loughlin can be heard on the recordings of Acide by Haydn with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (BIS label), Mass by L. Bernstein with the Tonkünstler Orchestra (Chandos label) and the DVD of Rienzi at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (Opus Arte).