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Brief Résume

Brenda Jackson is a unique fusion of the Classic of Opera and Gospel. The kaleidoscope of her beautiful voice and inspiring persona stirs the deepest of emotions. With her vocal prowess and technique which spans circa five octaves, she effortlessly crosses musical borders with international appeal, passion and humanness.

Brenda Jackson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After her studies at the St. Louis Institute of Music and at Washington University she won numerous international prizes and fellowships. Her European opera debut was at the Zurich Opera in Switzerland. Afterwards she was engaged as a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Guest performances followed in La Scala Milano, Teatro la Fenice, Bratislava October Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Kissingen Summer Festival and many opera houses throughout Germany. Concert appearances on the stages of Berlin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague).

Recent appearances in USA included opening Rosa Parks Celebration of Life nationally televised, Trumpet Awards, NAACP Image Awards, in our nation's Capitol in festivities during the Clinton Administration and as President Bush honored Dr. Dorothy Height with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Miss Jackson’s repertoire is not only in opera, but also recitals, oratorio, broadway, jazz, spirituals gospels and her music creation & personal SPECIALITE

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…”if the human voice has the power to be affective, then you will be moved by Brenda Jackson”.

Opera Roles

Brenda Jackson has more than 50 roles in her repertoire. Her active repertoire ranges from dramatic coloratura ("The Queen of the Night" in "Die Zauberflöte" and "Elektra in Idomeneo") to French Classics (Olympia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann) and Italien Masterpieces including lyric roles ("Liu" in Puccini's Turandot); coloratura Italien roles ("Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Norma in Bellini's Norma). Other opera repertoire include:

Bellini * I Puritani, La Sonnambula
Delibes * Lakmé
Donizetti * Don Pasquale, La Figlia del Reggimento, Lucia di Lammermoor, Maria Stuarda
Henze * Wir erreichen den Fluss
Holst * Savitri
Massenet * Manon
Mozart * Ascanio in Alba, Cosi Fan Tutti, Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, Schauspieldirektor, Zauberflöte
Offenbach * Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Puccini * La Boheme, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot
Rossini * Barbiere di Siviglia, Semiramide
Strauss * Arabella, Ariadne, Der Rosenkavalier
Verdi * Rigoletto, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschera
Wagner * Götterdämmerung, Parsifal, Rheingold, Siegfried



Oratorio and Recitals

Audiences from Moscow, Vienna Budapest, Spain, Italian, Canada, America have experienced the artistry and passion of Brenda Jackson in the concert halls. Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Musikhalle, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Wien Musiksaal, Savonlinna Sommerfest in Finnland...

Her expansive concert recital repertoire is from German Lieder, French, Italien and American Music, Oratorio repertoire includes:

Bach * H-moll-Messe, Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion, Magnificat, Kantate 51,
"Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"
Beethoven * Missa Solemnis in D, Neunte Symphonie
Brahms * Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten * War Requiem
Bruckner * Messe in d-moll, Te Deum
Dubois * Seven Last Words
Dvorák * Stabat Mater, Requiem
Fauré * Requiem
Händel * Messias
Haydn * Die Schöpfung, Die vier Jahreszeiten, Nelson Mass
Mahler * 4. Symphonie
Mendelssohn * Elias
Mozart * Requiem, Exultate Jubilate, C-moll-Messe
Orff * Carmina Burana
Pergolesi * Stabat Mater
Rossini * Stabat Mater
Verdi * Requiem