Jessica Pratt

Soprano

Hailed by the New York Times as a soprano of “gleaming sound, free and easy high notes, agile coloratura runs and lyrical grace,” Jessica Pratt is considered one of today’s foremost interpreters of some of bel canto’s most challenging repertoire.
Since her European debut in 2007 as Lucia di Lammermoor Ms. Pratt’s schedule has included performances at opera theatres and festivals such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Gran Teatre Liceu of Barcelona, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, working with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Kent Nagano, Sir Colin Davis, Giacomo Sagripanti, Gianandrea Noseda, Carlo Rizzi, Roberto Abbado, Wayne Marshall and Christian Thielemann.

Jessica has a repertoire of over 30 different roles of which the most popular is Lucia Ashton from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor which she has performed in over 27 productions followed by Amina from Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Elvira from I Puritani by the same composer. She also specializes in Rossini repertoire, being a frequent guest of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Jessica has so far taken to the stage in 12 Rossinian roles including the title roles of Semiramide, Armida, Adelaide di Borgogna, most recently Desdemona in Otello at the Gran Teatre de Liceu Barcelona and Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia in Arena di Verona.

Another composer with whom Jessica is particularity suited is Gaetano Donizetti. Jessica made her debut at La Scala with La Prima Donna in Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali and later returned to perform in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor. This last season she added four new Donizetti titles to her repertoire; La Fille du Regiment with Opera Las Palmas, Don Pasquale with ABAO in Bilbao, L’elisir d’amore with the Gran Theatre Liceu in Barcelona and the title role of Rosmonda d’Ingliterra in concert form for Opera di Firenze and then staged and filmed for a DVD with the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo where she has been invited this season to be the artist in residence and will be performing in a gala concert and in the title role of Elisabetta in Castello di Kenilworth.
Her discography includes CD recordings of Rossini’s Otello, Vaccai’s La sposa di Messina, Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra, Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco and she is featured on “Belcanto Bully” by Naxos.  DVD/Blu-Ray recordings include  Giovanna d’Arco  from the Festival Valle d’Itria, Adelaide di Borgogna, Ciro in Babilonia and Aureliano in Palmira from the Rossini Opera Festival, the 2012 “New Year’s Gala Concert” and Bellini’s La sonnambula from Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra from the Festival Donizetti of Bergamo and Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali from Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2016 her first solo album “Serenade” was released by Opus Arte. Upcoming releases include a DVD of Ronconi’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, conducted by Roberto Abbado and an album of belcanto madscenes with the Florence Opera and Chorus under the direction of Maestro Fabio Luisi.
Repertoire
Title Composer
Adelaide di Borgogna (Adelaide) Gioacchino Rossini
Armida (Armida) Gioacchino Rossini
Aureliano in Palmira (Zenobia) Gioacchino Rossini
Candide (Cunégonde) Leonard Bernstein
Ciro in Babilonia (Amira) Gioacchino Rossini
Demetrio e Polibio (Lisinga) Gioacchino Rossini
Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night) W. A. Mozart
Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) W. A. Mozart
Giovanna d'Arco (Giovanna) Giuseppe Verdi
Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Cleopatra) Friedrich Händel
Guillaume Tell (Mathilde) Gioacchino Rossini
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta) Vincenzo Bellini
I Puritani (Elvira) Vincenzo Bellini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) Gioacchino Rossini
L'Africaine (Sélika) Giacomo Mayerbeer
La bohème (Musetta) Giacomo Puccini
La fille du régiment (Marie) Gaetano Donizetti
La Juive (Eudoxie) Fromental Halévy
La Sonnambula (Amina) Vincenzo Bellini
La Sposa di Messina (Donna Isabella) Nicola Vaccaj
La Traviata (Violetta) Giuseppe Verdi
Le Comte d'Ory (Adèle) Gioacchino Rossini
Le convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali (Daria) Gaetano Donizetti
Linda di Chamounix (Linda) Gaetano Donizetti
Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia) Gaetano Donizetti
Messa di GloriaGioacchino Rossini
Otello (Desdemona) Gioacchino Rossini
Rigoletto (Gilda) Giuseppe Verdi
Roméo et Juliette (Giulietta) Charles Gounotd
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra (Rosmonda) Gaetano Donizetti
Semiramide (Semiramide) Gioacchino Rossini
Tancredi (Amenaide) Gioacchino Rossini
Gallery

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"Candide", L. Bernstein - Wigmore Hall, London