Jeanette Ager was awarded an Exhibition to study at the Royal Academy of Music and has won the Gold Medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, the Richard Tauber Prize and an award from the Tillett Trust’s Young Artist Platform.
Jeanette’s operatic roles have included Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart); Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell); The Marquise of Birkenfield in La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti); Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Rossini); Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Thea in The Knot Garden (Tippett). She recently appeared as one of the Apprentices in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
As a soloist, Jeanette’s concert and oratorio work has included: recitals and other appearances at the Wigmore Hall; Handel’s Messiah at St David’s Hall, Cardiff; Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; Tippett’s A Child of our Time at the Royal Festival Hall; Verdi’s Requiem at Gloucester and Hereford Cathedrals; Mendelssohn’s Elijah at The Barbican Hall and Mozart’s Mass in C minor at the Cadogan Hall. Jeanette’s concert work has taken her to Bermuda, the Czech Republic, Spain, Libya and China.
Jeanette sang the Angel in the first performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in China. She has also performed at the Three Choirs Festival, singing Britten’s Spring Symphony and John McCabe’s Songs of the Garden.
Recently Jeanette has become more involved with the training of choirs in her local area and helped one choir to succeed at the Watford Festival.
Jeanette takes after her mother and enjoys sport and especially racing. Much of her spare time is taken up with training for triathlons and she hopes to travel to Australia to race in Perth in the future.
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