The 2010-2011 season saw Ms. Aylmer revisiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, with baritone Randall Scarlata, and pianist Laura Ward in “The Great American Songbook” concert, and pairing with Mr. Scarlata again for a program of Menotti and Barber in Westchester, PA.  She also returned to direct at Stony Brook University for “Scenes of Youth, and Innocence Lost”, and made her Kansas City Symphony debut as soloist in Messiah.  This season also marked her debut with the Spoleto Festival (USA), singing Monica in The Medium


Since making her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2005, singing Bella Griffeths in the world premiere of Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy, Ms. Aylmer has returned to cover the roles of Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Mme. Pdtochina’s Daughter in The Nose, and can currently be seen on DVD singing Papagena in Julie Taymor's The Magic Flute.  Ms. Aylmer was recently seen in the title role of Rodelinda with Portland Opera, the title role in Semele with Florentine Opera, Kathie in The Student Prince with Nashville Opera, Mařenka in The Bartered Bride with Opera Boston, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Green Mountain Festival.  She has also bowed as Hannah in Opera New Jersey’s The Merry Widow, and as Gretel for her Atlanta Opera debut. 


Highlights in the concert arena include appearances with Lyric Fest!, the Sarasota Performing Arts series, Sing for Hope, SEFoS’ “The Great Escape”, and several engagements with the New York Festival of Song.  Ms. Aylmer has been a featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra.  For her debut with San Diego Symphony, she sang Mozart’s Exultate, Jubilate, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.  Ms. Aylmer has also sung Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice and Messiah, both with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall.  During the summer of 2005 made her San Francisco debut singing Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles with Michael Tilson Thomas.  Additional concert performances include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Lukas Foss' Time Cycle, and Fauré’s Requiem


An especially sought-after performer of 20th and 21st century work, Ms. Aylmer sang Rosasharn in The Grapes of Wrath at Utah Opera, and created the roles of Amy in Mark Adamo's Little Women at Houston Grand Opera, Martha in Kirke Mechem's John Brown with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Professor Cynthia Reid in Bernard Rands' Belladonna (a role written specifically for her) at the Aspen Music Festival.  Additional operatic successes include leading roles in Handel’s Orlando and Flavio, Don PasqualeDie ZauberflöteLe nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Street Scene, Falstaff, and The Turn of the Screw with such companies as New York City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Orlando Opera, Utah Opera, the Aspen Festival, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Kentucky Opera, and Berkshire Opera.  With Austin Lyric Opera she has performed both Gilda in Rigoletto and Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire.



Ms. Aylmer made her New York recital debut as the 2001 recipient of the Alice Tully Hall Vocal Arts Debut Recital from the Juilliard School and has been presented across the country by the Marilyn Horne Foundation.  A native of Long Island, Ms. Aylmer is a graduate of Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and is an alumnus of both the Julliard Opera Center and Houston Grand Opera Studio programs.  Her many honors and awards include a Career Grant from the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Catherine Filene Shouse Career Grant from the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Ms. Aylmer has also received notable prizes from the Palm Beach Opera Competition, Opera Index, and the Oratorio Society of New York Competition. She proudly joins the voice faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music, in the Fall of 2012.

American soprano Jennifer Aylmer has developed a sterling reputation for her beautiful voice, compelling stage portrayals, and impeccable musicianship. The New York Times has hailed her for her, “awesome accuracy,” while The Chicago Sun-Times has recommended that listeners, “bask in the aural delight of Aylmer’s dazzling shifts from regal command to cool insouciance and fatally attractive seduction.”  The 2011-2012 season sees Ms. Aylmer making her Italian debut in Concerto di Natale with the Haydn Orchester di Bolzano e Trento, and her return to the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in A Victorian Christmas.  Additional engagements include a return to Portland Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, performances of Susan in The Filthy Habit with Urban Arias, Despina in Cosí fan tutte for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and several solo concerts. 

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