Bio

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 as Pamina in Die Zauberflote for performances at Palm Beach Opera’s first Outdoor Opera Festival. More recently, she appeared as Micaëla in Carmen 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 the role of Clara in Porgy and Bess in the Metropolitan Opera’s celebrated new production and previously in Dutch National Opera’s 2019 production. She sang the role of Ilia in Idomeneo at Lyric Opera of Chicago and she appeared as Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at Cincinnati Opera. In her artistic home at Los Angeles Opera, she sang the role of Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, a role she previously sang at Dutch National Opera. Miss Brugger travelled to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for revival performances of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and sang the role of Liù in Turandot at Lyric Opera of Chicago.