4PM - Soprano Soloist (Franz Schubert Mass in E flat major / Ludwig van Beethoven Choral Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Orchestra and Chorus, Opus 80) Church of the Heavenly Rest 90th Street at Fifth Avenue NYC
Soprano, Jennifer Grimaldi made her European debut as the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Charlemagne Orchestra in Brussels, under the direction of Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde.
Recent engagements for Ms. Grimaldi include the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Chorale at Carnegie Hall, the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Canterbury Chorale in NYC, both under the direction of Jonathan De Vries, and the Vier letzte Lieder of Richard Strauss at Symphony Space in New York City, with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Theresa Cheung.
Other major highlights for Ms. Grimaldi include the soprano soloist in: Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and Symphony No. 2 under the baton of Carlo Miguel Prieto with the Mineria National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico City, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and the Vier letzte Lieder of Richard Strauss with the New York Repertory Orchestra, both under the direction of David Leibowitz, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Flint Symphony in Michigan under the direction of Enrique Diemecke, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Sheboygen Symphony in Wisconsin under the direction of Kevin McMahon. Recently, Ms. Grimaldi, sang the role of Senta in a concert version of excerpts from Wagner’s Der fliegende Höllander with the Chappaqua Orchestra under the direction of Michael Shapiro.
Additional orchestral engagements for Ms. Grimaldi include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under the direction of David Leibowitz with the New York Repertory Orchestra and the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, Mahler’s 8th Symphony with both the Nashua and Lexington Symphony Orchestras, the soprano soloist in a concert of operatic arias with the North Shore Symphony on Long Island, Mozart’s Requiem with the Reona Ito Orchestra and Chorus, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Queens College Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria with the New Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with The New York Repertory Orchestra in conjunction with the New York Festival Singers, Barber’s Knoxville Summer of 1915 with Agincourt Orchestra, and Mozart’s Exultate, Jubilate with the Third Street Music School Settlement Orchestra.
Jennifer Grimaldi was also heard as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni both with Amsterdam Concert Opera in NYC and Raylynmor Opera in New Hampshire. She created the role of Dolly in the New York City Premiere of OrpheusDescendingby Bruce Saylor, was the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and Alma Hix in The Music Man for the Utah Festival Opera. Ms. Grimaldi has performed with opera companies and festivals including Sarasota Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Intermezzo Opera Festival,Utah Festival Opera, and Raylynmor Opera, where she has performed as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Suzel in L’amico Fritz, Mimi and Musetta in La Bohème and the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah among others.
Jennifer Grimaldi has been the recipient of awards and competitions such as Friday-Woodmere Young Artist Competition, Claire Bennet Moringiello Award, Violet Zatkin Award for Opera, and the Paul Robeson Vocal Competition. A graduate of The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York, Ms. Grimaldi is also the co-founder and co-owner of the Long Island Studio of Music.
Concert & Oratorio
Beethoven Choral Fantasy
Barber Knoxville Summer of 1915
Dvorak Stabat Mater
Mahler Symphony #2 Symphony #4 Symphony #8
Bizet Micaela, Carmen
Britten Female Chorus, Rape of Lucretia
Lady Billows, Albert Herring
Ellen Orford, Peter Grimes
Dvorak Rusalka, Rusalka
Floyd Susannah, Susannah
Gounod Marguerite, Faust
Korngold Marietta, Die Tote Stadt
Mozart Exultant jubilate
Mass in c minor
Vesperae Solennes de confessore
Rossini Stabat Mater
R. Strauss Four Last Songs
Vaughn Williams A Sea Symphony
Dona Nobis Pacem
Mozart Pamina, Die Zauberflöte
First Lady, Die Zauberflöte
Countess, Le nozze di Figaro
Donna Anna, Don Giovanni
Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni
Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte
Puccini Mimi, La Bohème
Musetta, La Bohème
J. Strauss Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus
R. Strauss Arabella, Arabella
Marschallin, Der Rosenkavalier