Jeanette Ager

Genre: Mezzo Soprano

Artist Reviews

"The soloist Jeanette Ager gave such a dramatic performance, squeezing out every last ounce of meaning from the complex text."

"The leaden Echo and the Golden Echo", Egon Wellesz - Wigmore hall - from music web

"Jeanette Ager's rich and commanding voice added hugely to the effect of the 4th movement"

2nd Symphony, Mahler - St Albans Cathedral - Herts advertiser

"Jeanette Ager (mezzo soprano) was powerful throughout but most memorable in the closing sections, with her warm voice soft and gently reassuring, offering genuine hope for the future"

Dream of Genrontius, Elgar - Cheese and Grain, Frome. From www.fromefestival


Mezzo-soprano Jeanette Ager was awarded an Exhibition to study at the Royal Academy of Music. A multiple prize winner, she has won the Gold Medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, the Richard Tauber Prize and the Tillett Trust’s Young Artist Platform.

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 Child of our Time at The Royal Festival Hall; Verdi’s Requiem at Gloucester Cathedral; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at The Barbican Hall; Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at the Bridgewater Hall and Mozart’s Mass in C minor at the Cadogan Hall. Jeanette was proud to sing Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the RPO under the baton of Barry Wordsworth. In addition to performances at many of the leading venues in the United Kingdom, Jeanette’s solo work has taken her to Bermuda, the Czech Republic, Spain Libya and China.

Her operatic roles have included Cherubino in the Marriage of Figaro, (Mozart); 3rd Lady in The Magic Flute (Mozart); Dido in Dido & Aeneas, (Purcell); The Marquise of Birkenfield in La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti); Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Suzuki in Madam Butterfly (Puccini) and Thea in The Knot Garden (Tippett). With the Royal Opera House she appeared as one of the Apprentices in Wagner’s Meistersinger at Covent Garden.

She has recorded for Hyperion, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips.

Jeanette sang the Angel in the first performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in China. Jeanette also performed at the Three Choirs Festival singing Britten’s Spring Symphony and John McCabe’s Songs of the Garden which was broadcast on Radio 3.

Jeanette is the chairman of a music trust, The Toni V. Fell Trust, which helps young singers both in musical theatre and opera.

For Oratorio and Concert repertoire please scroll down:

Composer Work
Oratorio and concert
Bach J. S. St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Christmas oratorio
Mass in G minor and G major
B Minor Mass
Cantata 74
Mass in G minor and G major
Beethoven Missa Solemnis / Mass in D
Mass in C
Choral Fantasia
Choral Symphony no 9
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Blow Ode to St Cecilia
Brahms Alto Rhapsodie
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Spring Symphony
Noye’s Fludd
Ceremony of carols
Bruckner Te Deum
Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri
Copland In the Beginning
Durufle Requiem
Dvorak Stabat Mater
Elgar Sea Pictures
Dream of Gerontius
The Apostles
The Kingdom
The Music makers
De Falla El Amor Brujo
Handel Messiah
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Judas Maccabeus
Foundling Hospital Anthem
Haydn Paukenmesse (Mass in time of War)
Nelson Mass
Stabat mater
Missa Sancti Nicolai
Missa St Bernardi Von Offida (Heligmesse)
Theresa Mass
Janacek The Diary of one who Vanished
McCabe Songs of the Garden
Mahler Symphony no 2
Mendelssohn Elijah
Midsummers Night Dream
Psalm No 13
Monteverdi Vespers
Il Ballo delle Ingrate
O Beatae Viae
Mozart Coronation Mass (in C)
Grand Mass in C Minor
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Vesperae Solennes de Dominica
Pehkonen Russian requiem
Pergolesi Magnificat
Stabat Mater
Prokofiev Alexander Newski
Purcell Ode on St Cecilia’s Day
Dido and Aeneas
Come ye son’s of Art
Te deum Laudamus
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater
Rutter Gloria
Salieri Messe No. 1 D Major
Schubert Meese A Flat major
Tippett Child of Our Time
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Verdi Requiem
Vivaldi Gloria
Artist: Jeanette Ager
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Mezzo Soprano
People: 'Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix', Saint-Saens with Viv Mclean, piano and Anando Mukerjee, tenor

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