Jennifer O’Loughlin, Soprano

Soprano Jennifer O’Loughlin has received critical acclaim for her performances in Europe, America, and Japan. Most recently in Munich she debuted the role of Leila in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers "Jennifer O’Loughlin sings the priestess Leila with fearless and passionate high notes. She is perfectly cast with her dramatic coloratura voice" (Abendzeitung Munich).

In 2016 she debuted at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia singing Tytania in Paul Curran’s stunning production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the baton of Roberto Abbado. During her time in Valencia, Maestro Abbado invited Ms. O’Loughlin to collaborate with Elīna Garanča on her most recent Deutsche Grammophon recording entitled Revive.

In 2015, she made a series of debuts beginning with Adele in Die Fledermaus at the New National Theater Tokyo followed by Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale in Torino. With Munich’s Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz she sang Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte as well as Amina in the award winning production of La Sonnambula. In addition, Ms. O’Loughlin performed Carmina Burana at the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Haendel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, she returned to Baltimore to record the Messiah with Edward Polochick and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra soon to be released on the Naxos label.

Other important roles include: Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Gilda in Rigoletto, Frau Fluth in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.

With Vesselina Kasarova, Ms. O’Loughlin performed the Flower Duet from Lakme for the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert 2014. Her solo aria, “Glitter and be Gay” from Candide received a rousing ovation from the Vienna Burgtheater audience.

She has also sung at the Bavarian State Opera, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Vienna State Opera, and The Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals as well as with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and with conductors: Manfred Honeck, Kirill Petrenko, Zubin Mehta, James Conlon, Daniel Harding, Roberto Abbado, Fabbio Biondi, Cornelius Meister, Kristyan Järvi, Sébastien Rouland, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

In 2013, she received the Maria Callas Prize for her performance of the Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor at the PARIS OPERA AWARDS and debuted Semele in Händel’s Semele with Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. In addition, she was nominated as Best Female Lead by the Austrian Music Theater Awards for her performance of Cunegonde in Candide at the Vienna Volksoper.

At the Peabody Conservatory, Ms. O’Loughlin earned a Bachelor of Music degree, where she studied with Ruth Drucker. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a Master of Music degree studying with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. The following year she received a Karajan Foundation grant to attend the Zürich Opera Studio after which she was engaged by the Vienna Volksoper, where she was an ensemble member for several seasons. She currently works with Mark Markham.

Ms. O’Loughlin will debut the role of Marthe Marker in the world premiere of “Frau Schindler” at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in March and finish the season with her debut of Donna Anna in Gärtnerplatz Theater’s new production of Don Giovanni. To begin the 2017/18 season she will sing Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

Ms. O’Loughlin can be heard on Elina Garanča’s Deutsche Grammophon recording Revive, Acide by Haydn with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (BIS label), Mass by L. Bernstein with the Tonkünstler Orchestra (Chandos label) and the DVD of Rienzi at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (Opus Arte).



  • Abend Zeitung Stern des Jahres for LA SONNAMBULA, awarded by the Gärtnerplatztheater
  • Maria Callas Prize for best interpretation of Lucia’s Mad Scene and Audience Favorite Prize, PARIS OPERA AWARDS 2013
  • Nomination, Best Female Lead by the Austrian Music Theater Awards 2013
  • Recipient of a Herbert von Karajan Foundation Stipend to attend the Zürich Opera Studio 2002-2003

Recordings and DVDs

Revive, with Elina Garanca. Recorded on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

“Acide” by Haydn with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Recorded on the BIS label.

“Mass” by L. Bernstein with the Tonkünstler Orchestra. Recorded on the Chandos label.

DVD of Rienzi at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (2012)