American soprano, Janai Brugger, the 2012 winner of Operalia and of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, made her television debut last season when she sang a specially written requiem composed by Laura Karpman for an episode of HBO’s renowned Lovecraft Country. She returned to Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra and revived one of her favorite roles in Die Zauberflote (Pamina) for performances at Palm Beach Opera’s first Outdoor Opera Festival. More recently, she appeared in Carmen (Micaëla) at Cincinnati Opera and returned to Dutch National Opera for their acclaimed Missa in tempore Belli (Haydn), conducted by Lorenzo Viotti and directed by Barbora Horáková. She also appeared in Porgy and Bess (Clara) in the Metropolitan Opera’s celebrated new production and previously in Dutch National Opera’s 2019 production. She sang in Idomeneo (Ilia) at Lyric Opera of Chicago and she appeared in Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna) at Cincinnati Opera. In her artistic home at Los Angeles Opera, she sang in La clemenza di Tito (Servilia), a role she previously sang at Dutch National Opera. Miss Brugger traveled to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for revival performances in Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) and sang in Turandot (Liù) at Lyric Opera of Chicago.