2018 First Place Winner
Jenny Schuler
Opera Division
Lyra New York International Vocal Competition

Soprano Jenny Schuler has earned praise in recent seasons for her powerful vocalism and compelling stage artistry. In early 2019 she joins Oregon Symphony for their production of Hänsel und Gretel and will make her New Jersey Festival Orchestra debut in the title role of Tosca.

 

In 2018 Ms. Schuler joined Indiana University as a guest artist in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos as well as debuting the comic role of Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sugar Creek Opera. Ms. Schuler also made her Oregon Symphony debut as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. In 2017 Ms. Schuler debuted the title roles of Ariadne auf Naxos and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, both with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, and covered the role of Leonore in the Princeton Festival’s production of Fidelio. Additional roles in her repertoire have included Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen, Anaide in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, and Alice Ford in Falstaff.

 

Ms. Schuler was the first place winner of the 2018 Lyra New York International Vocal Competition, first place winner in the 2016 Heafner–Williams Vocal Competition, second place winner in the 2018 Lyra New York Online Mozart Competition, a finalist in the 2017 Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition, a semi-finalist in the 2018 Premier Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition, and a semi-finalist in Shreveport Opera’s 2017 Mary Jacobs Smith Competition. Ms. Schuler earned her Artist Diploma from the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, her Master of Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a double Bachelor of Arts in Music and Graphic Design from Trinity Christian College.

Reviews

ARIADNE (GUEST ARTIST) / ARIADNE AUF NAXOS / IU OPERA

"Schuler has a sumptuous soprano, vocal stamina and a talent for mixing high drama with the comic."

Bloomington Herald Times

 

FLORENCIA / FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS / A.J. FLETCHER OPERA

"Schuler was magnificent in the title role, her warm rich voice full of the solitude and longing of the diva."

CNVC

 

FLORENCIA / FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS / A.J. FLETCHER OPERA

"Schuler is a vivid presence on the stage, conveying powerful passions with her rich, shimmering voice and beautiful, mobile face."

Winston Salem Journal

 

ARIADNE / ARIADNE AUF NAXOS / A.J. FLETCHER OPERA

"Jenny Schuler affects a slow burn as Ariadne. Her arias smolder and build until she is mesmerizing the audience with her deep feeling and powerful tones."

Winston Salem Journal

 

ARIADNE / ARIADNE AUF NAXOS / A.J. FLETCHER OPERA

"Miss Schuler has a beautiful and powerful voice, rich in nuance and always expressive."

CVNC

 

ANAIDE / IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE / A.J. FLETCHER OPERA

"Anaide, sung by soprano Jenny Schuler, was the perfect combination of the giggling effusive lover and bossy strict wife."

Classical Voice of North Carolina

 

FEMALE CHORUS / THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA / CHICAGO FRINGE OPERA

"Soprano Jenny Schuler deserves praise for her handling of (this) role.. Schuler metes out her sparkling instrument with great intelligence."

New City Stage

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