OperaWire names Jennifer Rowley their “Artist of the Week” in time for her upcoming house debut with Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in her signature portrayal of Leonora in Verdi’s Il trovatore.
It’s been a whirlwind few years for Jennifer Rowley. The soprano, who had a huge breakout at the Metropolitan Opera in “Cyrano de Bergerac” during the 2016-17 season, has since been in demand all over the world creating memorable portrayal in such roles as title roles as Tosca and Medea. This week, she brings the role of Leonora to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where she will make her company debut.
Rowley, who last performed Leonora in “Il Trovatore” at the Met and the Opéra de Paris, made huge waves with OperaWire noting, “From start to finish her Leonora was a potent and confident woman, singing passionately in her opening aria to mirror the intense love she felt for Manrico.”