She returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise two of her signature Puccini roles: the title role of Tosca, and Musetta in La Bohème. She also sings Tosca for Opera San Antonio, making her house debut, and ends her season making her greatly anticipated house and role debut at Opera Australia as Elizabeth I from Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. In future seasons, she will make debuts at The Dallas Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, and Opéra de Marseille.
On the concert stage, Jennifer returns to Fort Worth Opera for a concert with pianist Joe Illick, joined by New York City Opera baritone Raymond Diaz. She then sings a recital with Opera Naples, part of their “Opera Stars Concert” series; she returns to the Salisbury Symphony as the featured artists in their “Opera Fireworks” Gala Concert, and she also performs in concert for Toledo Opera. An avid mentor to young artists, Ms. Rowley will lead masterclasses at SUNY Potsdam, and she returns to her alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University for her second residency, where she will she teach BW students in masterclasses and lessons, and will also present a solo recital.
In the 2018/19 season, Ms. Rowley returned to The Metropolitan Opera for the title role in Puccini’s Tosca and her debut as Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. Operawire celebrated her spectacular performance as Adriana Lecouvreur, which featured, “… a seemingly endless vocal line supporting by virtuosic breath support.” The season also marked her first appearance with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, singing Leonora in a new production of Verdi’s Il trovatore, and she later returned as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, both under the direction of Fabio Luisi. Jennifer served as the 2018/19 Artist-in-Residence at Baldwin Wallace University, where she taught masterclasses and lessons and presented a recital. She concluded her season with her return to the Semperoper Dresden for her first performances as Valentine in a premiere staging of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots.