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Hailed for her “beautiful, easy high register balanced by a firm and substantial low voice” and her “stunning” stage presence, soprano Samantha Jeffreys is quickly becoming a singer on the brink of an exciting career.
Ms. Jeffreys will begin 2014 singing Mrs. Anderssen in A Little Night Music with The Gallery Players. Highlights of the 2013 season included performances as a 3rd year resident artist with Dicapo Opera Theater including Nedda in I Pagliacci (cover and family performances) as well as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. She made her Garden State Opera debut covering the role of Tamar in Tamar da Timna, a new opera composed by Francesco Santelli, commissioned by the Assisi Music Festival. Ms. Jeffreys also returned to Carnegie Hall in New York Lyric Opera’s Gala, singing the role of Ortlinde in Die Walkure. In addition, as a member of the Opera Singers Initiative roster performed with OSI at different New York City venues throughout the year.
In a busy 2011/ 2012 season Ms. Jeffreys performed the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, as well as The Foreign Woman in Menotti’s The Consul with Dicapo Opera. In the summer of 2012 she made her New Rochelle Opera debut as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. She performed a series of benefit concerts of duets and arias with tenor, Ta’u Pupu’a in New York City.
Having been an apprentice with Nashville Opera in 2009, in 2010 Ms. Jeffreys made her professional debut in the role of Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. She also sang Pamina in Die Zauberflote as a member of their young artist program.
After winning the Artists International Competition in 2009, Ms. Jeffreys debuted in Carnegie Hall with a Solo Recital Debut Concert. Ms. Jeffreys is the recipient of other awards and distinctions including: a Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award, winner in both the Connecticut Opera Guild and National Opera Association vocal competitions, and Florida Grand Opera Competition Finalist.
Other recent engagements include: Flora in La Traviata and Violetta (cover) with The Belleayre Music Festival, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflote with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble and NY Lyric Opera, Beauty in Gianinni’s Beauty & the Beast with Dicapo Opera, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with NY Lyric Opera, the Metropolitan Opera’s Masterly Singing Series, Musetta in La Boheme with Brooklyn Opera & NY Lyric Opera Theater, Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, The Three Little Pigs and Clorinda (cover) in La Cenerentola with Belleayre Music Festival, Lover in Il Tabbaro & Cercatrice (cover) in Suor Angelica with dell’Arte Opera, and Anina (cover) in Menotti’s The Saint of Bleeker Street.
Ms. Jeffreys is a native New Yorker, earned her Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor of Music, from Purchase Conservatory. She is currently a student of Arthur Levy.
Samantha Jeffreys, soprano