Jennifer Sgroe

Soprano Jennifer Sgroe began her musical career in dance and musical theater before transitioning to opera.  Highlights   from past performances include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Romilda (Xerxes), Pamina (Die   Zauberflöte), Monica (The Medium), Greta Fiorentino (Street Scene), Drusilla (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and the   workshop premiere of the role of Esther in Scott Wheeler’s Democracy (American Opera Projects). She has performed with Utah Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Amherst Early Music Festival, New Trinity Baroque, Knoxville Symphony,  Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera del West, Opera New Hampshire and internationally as a soloist at festivals in Finland, England and Austria. Recent performances include Doris in Bernard Slade’s play Same Time, Next Year (Papermill Theatre Company), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) with Sinfonietta Nova, Hindemith’s Das Marienleben with One   World Symphony, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Arbor Opera Theater, Curley’s Wife (Of Mice & Men) with Sugar Creek Opera, a preview of Michael Dellaira’s opera-in-progress The Leopard with American Opera Projects, and Miranda (cover) for Joseph Summer’s premiere of The Tempest.  Originally from New York, she now resides in historic Salem, MA with her husband Matt.  She serves on the Voice Faculty for New England Conservatory’s Preparatory & School of Continuing Education programs and is Vocal Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Theatre at Dean College. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music degree in Opera from The Boston Conservatory, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice also from University of  Kentucky.