Opera News lauds Jeni Houser’s performances as “commanding and duplicitous, yet also vulnerable. She has a bright future above the staff.”
She makes her LA Opera debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, a role she will subsequently perform for her Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2020.
She began the 2019/20 season with her Dallas Opera debut as the Queen of the Night, also appearing there in the title role of The Golden Cockerel. Later this season, she performs Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld with Madison Opera and the Queen of the Night with New Orleans Opera. Last season, she made her Vienna State Opera debut as Franzi in the world premiere of Johannes Maria Staud’s Die Weiden and sang the Queen of the Night with Kentucky Opera, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music with Madison Opera, and Viv in the world premiere of Rachel Peters’ Companionship at Fort Worth Opera.
She has previously sung the Queen of the Night in Barrie Kosky’s production with Minnesota Opera and Cincinnati Opera. Her other recent performances include Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Austin Opera, the Queen of the Night with Central City Opera, and Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann, Amy in Little Women and Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Madison Opera. Her other roles with Minnesota Opera include Zerbinetta as well as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro. (JeniHouser.com)