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"She draws Isacios daughter with a warm mezzo and delightfully moves into dramatic heights in the coloraturas"
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Born in Berlin, the german mezzo-soprano Jennifer Gleinig received her vocal training at the music universities of Berlin, Rostock, Leipzig and Lyon with Christine Schäfer, Júlia Várady, Britta Schwarz and Monique Zanetti and attended the Lied classes of Eric Schneider and Wolfram Rieger. Currently she is working with the australien tenor and voice coach Kaine Hayward and the french countertenor Robert Expert in Paris.
She joined the master classes given by Hedwig Fassbender, Gerhild Romberger, Gerd Türck, Mireille Delunch, Françoise Masset and Christian Immler and was participant of the Bachwoche Stuttgart under direction of Helmuth Rilling.

Jennifer Gleinig has been awarded several prizes and scholarships, including the Deutschlandstipendium des Bundesministeriums für Forschung und Bildung (scholarship by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research), the prestigious Yehuldi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now and the singing competition of the Kammeroper Rheinsberg.

 

With engagements in opera, she has performed at the Handel Festival Halle (G. F. Handel: Riccardo Primo, Lautten Compagney Berlin) as well as on stages such as the Staatstheater Braunschweig (C. Millöcker: Der Bettelstudent), the Komische Oper Berlin (HK Gruber: Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald) and the Opéra de Lyon (L'Amphi, Grand Héroines).

In the 2022/23 season, Jennifer Gleinig will again be a guest at the Komische Oper Berlin as Eduard in Offenbachs  operetta Fortunios Lied.

 

Concert engagements have taken Jennifer Gleinig to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Salzburg Festival (solo quartet in Dusapin's Medeamaterial, Franck Ollu), the DIADEMUS Festival (The Messiah - Ein Pasticcio, Händel-Festspielorchester Halle, conductor: Benno Schachtner) and with  R. Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten (parts: Ungeborene and Kinderstimme) to the George Enescu Festival Bucharest and to the Philharmonie Berlin, accompanied by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

Her passion is the music of Bach and his contemporaries. Highlights here include concerts with Bachs Mass in B minor at the Musiikkitalo (Helsinki) and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, conductor: Aapo Häkkinen), with J.F. Faschs Marienvesper in Berlin (Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin) and with Bachs Christmas Oratorio at the Nikolaikirche Leipzig and in Paris.

In the current season this year, she was invited to sing the alto parts in Bachs music in Stuttgart (BWV 159: Sehet, wir gehen hinauf gen Jerusalem & BWV 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, International Bach Academy Stuttgart, conductor: H.-Chr. Rademann) as well as to Constance and Amriswil/Switzerland (St Mark Passion, Constance Chamber Choir). Jennifer gained new experiences as one of the four Peri in R. Schumanns Das Paradies und die Peri in June 2022 (Liederhalle Stuttgart, conductor: H.-Chr. Rademann). In December Jennifer will sing the Alto part of Bachs Christmas Oratorio in St. Christ Church in Paris.

In addition to her concert activities, Jennifer Gleinig focuses on the genre Lied and french mélodie. In 2017 she was a guest at the internationale Liederabendreihe klangwerk LIED in Freiburg. Since 2019, she has dedicated herself to revisiting the œuvre of Rudolf Gahlbeck together with the Berlin pianist Jia Lim. A selection of his songs was released on CD in 2022.

She is currently working on song programmes with the French pianist Guillem Aubry in Paris.

 

Accompanied by ensembles such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Lautten Compagney Berlin, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin or the Gaechinger Cantorey Stuttgart, Jennifer Gleinig has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Hannu Linthu, Helmuth Rilling, Hendrik Vestmann, Heinz Holliger, Wolfgang Katschner as well as Hans-Christoph Rademann.

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