Jennifer Mizzi

2nd Prize Winner
2015 Brian Law Opera Competition

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http://www.JenniferMizzi.ca

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Biography prepared by Lesley Robinson from information submitted by the artist with her application for the 12th Brian Law Opera Competition, held .

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Canadian soprano Jennifer Mizzi has been hailed as “beautiful to watch” and “sweet on stage.” A complete musician, dedicated to performance, Jennifer has appeared in a wide range of venues from Vancouver’s Chan Centre to Luxembourg’s Château de Vianden and Toronto’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater. With a focus on the roles of Mozart operas, she has performed the roles of Firordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor. Other appearances include Elle in Poulenc’s La voix humaine, Sandman in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, Gasperina in Haydn’s La Canterina, Mimi in La Bohème and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.

Jennifer pursued musical studies at York University with soprano Stephanie Bogle, later transferring to the University of British Columbia to continue her undergraduate studies with Heather Thomson-Price. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Opera Diploma Program and is a grant recipient of the Ontario Arts Council. She is currently working with Canadian Tenor Ermanno Mauro and has participated in workshops including the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, Vianden Music Festival, and the NAC Young Artist Program. She was awarded a National Residency in Chianti, Italy, where she engaged in artistic exchange and research exploring the art of Bel Canto with Maestro Daniel Ferro and Maestro Bruno Rigacci. In addition to her operatic work, Jennifer is an active chamber music performer with repertoire ranging from Pergolesi to Heitor Villa-Lobo to Willem de Haan.