Renowned Opera alumnae returns to BW for master class in vocal studies

The Exponent

World-renowned Metropolitan Opera performer and Baldwin Wallace University alumni, Jennifer Rowley, returned to her Alma Mater to facilitate a master class for students in the vocal studies department.

Rowley received a Bachelor of Music degree from the BW Conservatory of Music in 2002. She is a decorated Opera singer having just had her Metropolitan Opera debut this past season as Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, where critics gave her rave reviews. Jennifer has since been offered title roles in shows through 2020 ...

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A Star Is Born And Reborn: How Jennifer Rowley Jumped From Cover to Star Soprano Twice in One Season


While preparing to take center stage in the Metropolitan Opera’s Tosca, Rowley was thrown into a second leading role—in Il Trovatore—with only two weeks to rehearse.

Sing a famed Puccini aria, murder a police chief, jump to her death off the Castel Sant’Angelo. As the title role in Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, soprano Jennifer Rowley had quite a night.

But as the curtain came down on Rowley’s one scheduled January 12 performance, another opera heroine awaited her: Leonora of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Rehearsals for the latter started the next morning; Rowley did not expect to sing either role until a series of cast shifts. Hired initially as a cover for both roles, Rowley learned over the summer she would get one performance of Tosca of her own ...

Playbill feature by Ryan McPhee

Jennifer Rowley goes LIVE with WQXR on Facebook

WQXR on Facebook

Soprano, Jennifer Rowley joins WQXR's MerrinLazyan to chat about stepping in at the last minute as Leonora in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" at the Metropolitan Opera.

IeriOggiDomani, Opera: An Interview with Jennifer Rowley

IeriOggiDomani, Opera

"The American singing school gave to the Opera world a lot of great stars and divas. Jennifer Rowley is one of the brightest stars of the last generation."

Interview with Francesco Lodola

The Metropolitan Opera is home to former Brunswick resident

Going from being a young ambassador at Towslee Elementary School to performing on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera seems like a long shot. But that's exactly what happened to Jennifer Rowley.

Jennifer grew up in Brunswick, attending school here until her junior year of high school, when her family moved to Vermillion. She has stayed in touch with many of her local classmates and with Nancy Purcell, who was secretary at Towslee when she attended ...

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Nashville Opera opens season with Puccini’s breathtaking 'Tosca'

The Tennessean's feature on Nashville Opera's Tosca with soprano Jennifer Rowley, baritone Weston Hurt, and director John Hoomes

The Tennessean

Talking with Singers: Jennifer Rowley

Jennifer Rowley chats with Schmopera about the challenges and joys of taking on Tosca!


Nashville Opera's Tosca

Soprano, Jennifer Rowley chats with Nashville Arts Magazine about Nashville Opera's upcoming production of Tosca!

Nashville Arts Magazine

New York Times 8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Week

Jennifer Rowley is featured on the New York Times list of "This Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments" for her Facebook LIVE event which drew 149k viewers!

A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Jennifer Rowley goes LIVE with the New York Times

Hear Jennifer sing LIVE from the Grand Tier at the Metropolitan Opera arias from Rossini's Guillaume Tell and Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, as well as chat about all things Cyrano de Bergerac and what's next for her!

The New York Times on Facebook

A Nose by Any Other Name - Franco Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac

With Merrin Lazyan

Soprano Jennifer Rowley says there's a little bit of Cyrano de Bergerac in all of us.

He Sang/She Sang, WQXR

Jennifer Rowley - A Rising Star (and one to keep your eye on)

By Brian Taylor

Jennifer Rowley is the very definition of a star on the rise. But, in an age when people become famous merely for being famous, this is the rarest of stars in an even more rarefied arena: a true operatic diva.

Jennifer Rowley - A Rising Star (And one to keep your eye on)

Cyrano Crash Course -

By David Salazar

How Jennifer Rowley Went From Covering Patricia Racette to Metropolitan Opera Role Debut in No Time

Cyrano Crash Course

Toledo Opera Goes Dark with Vanessa

The cast of Toledo Opera's Vanessa, talk about the characters and music of the upcoming production!

The Toledo Blade

NOOA Arts Chat with Tosca and Mario

Noah Stewart and Jennifer Rowley chat about their characters in New Orleans Opera's production of Puccini's Tosca, how they got started in the world of opera, and their connection to the Martina Arroyo Foundation!

Arts Chat with Jennifer Rowley and Noah Stewart

Round Table Discussion with the cast of Tosca

NOOA Presentation of a Round Table discussion on Puccini's Tosca with Jennifer Rowley (Tosca), Noah Stewart (Cavaradossi), Scott Hendricks (Scarpia), and Robert Lyall (conductor).

Round Table with the cast of Tosca

Fired Up: Jennifer Rowley Written by Brian Manternach for Classical Singer Magazine

Jennifer Rowley's feature in Classical Singer Magazine about overcoming adversity, her triumphant Metropolitan Opera debut, and her pride in being able to guide young singers through their tough times!

Fired Up: Jennifer Rowley

A day in Photos at the Metropolitan Opera

BuzzFeed takes you behind the scenes for a Day in the Life of the Metropolitan Opera!

A Day in Photos at the Metropolitan Opera

Lady in Red, Bleep! Magazine

Bleep! Magazines wonderful interview and photo shoot at the Metropolitan Opera! Featuring photos by Matthew Holler and written by Sarah Melissa Rotker

Lady in Red

An interview with Met Opera Radio

In April of 2014, Jennifer had a wonderful chat on Met Opera Radio about all things Musetta, what it takes to overcome adversity, how the Met helped me bounce back, and even about upcoming debuts! Here is a link to the interview, in case you missed it!

Metropolitan Opera Radio Interview with Jennifer Rowley

Opera Singer Finds Her Voice by Pia Catton

An incredible feature in the Wall Street Journal written by Pia Catton surrounding Jennifer's Metropolitan Opera debut!

Opera Singer Finds Her Voice


An exclusive interview with Jennifer and her mini-diva-in-training, Elizabeth Sharp about all things opera!

Exclusive Interview, Jennifer Rowley's Met Debut

An interview with the Martina Arroyo Foundation

Jennifer studied and mentored under the great Martina Arroyo for years when she was getting her start in the world of opera. It is a great honor for her to be featured on the foundation's web site, and to inspire the next generation of singers to come through Martina's program! Check out the interview here!

An Interview with the lovely Jennifer Rowley