Jennifer Larmore

Biography

Born: June 21, 1958; Atlanta, GA  
Jennifer Larmore is an outstanding American mezzo soprano who parlayed operatic success in Europe into international stardom during the 1990s. Known for excelling in the coloratura roles of Rossini and Handel, she has also moved into the early nineteenth century bel canto repertory, as well as the operas of Mozart and Richard Strauss. Especially since 2000, Larmore has been a very active recitalist, and she has recorded widely for the Harmonia Read more Mundi, Teldec, and Deutsche Grammophon labels.

Originally from Atlanta, Larmore studied at the Westminster Choir College, and then privately with John Bullock and Regina Resnik. She made her professional debut at Santa Barbara's Music Academy of the West as Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville -- appropriate, considering that Rosina has since become her signature role, one that she has performed more than 500 times. Three years later, a last-minute audition led to a contract at the Nice Opera. There, her vocal talents, energetic acting, and natural beauty quickly established her as an emerging star, and during the next decade she performed dozens of leading roles with major European houses.

In the mid-'90s Larmore returned to the United States, making her Chicago Lyric Opera debut in 1993, winning the prestigious Richard Tucker award in 1994, and debuting as Rosina at the Metropolitan Opera in 1995. Since then she has been a regular attraction at the Met, singing everything from Handel's Giulio Cesare to Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. With her frequent collaborator Antoine Palloc, she has made several international recital tours, including appearances in Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, and London, as well as most major American cities.

Larmore's Giulio Cesare on Harmonia Mundi (with René Jacobs), L'étoile, a collection of French arias, and Call Me Mister, a celebration of mezzo soprano "pants" roles, are notable among her recordings. A particularly unique venture has been her satellite radio program Backstage with Jennifer Larmore, on which she proves herself a witty and insightful interviewer and commentator. Read less
Handel: Giulio Cesare (Excerpts) / Jacobs, Larmore, Et Al
Release Date: 06/12/2001   Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord  
Catalog: 1951458   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    Vivaldi: Orlando Furioso / Spinosi, Lemieux, Larmore, Jaroussky
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 2148 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Veronica Cangemi,  Philippe Jaroussky,  Lorenzo Regazzo,  Ann Hallenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Chamber Choir,  Ensemble Matheus
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    Berg: Lulu / Pappano, Vogt, Larmore, Volle, Eichenholz
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1034 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alban Berg
    Performer:  Jennifer Larmore,  Agneta Eichenholz,  Michael Volle,  Klaus Florian Vogt  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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    Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri / Larmore, Ford, Alaimo
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107127 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Anthony Smith,  Simone Alaimo,  Maria José Trullu,  Jeannette Fischer  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Campanella
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra,  Paris National Opera Chorus
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    Rossini: Barber Of Seville  / Zedda, Larmore, Croft
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 2087 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Renato Capecchi,  Jennifer Larmore,  Simone Alaimo,  Richard Croft  ... 
    Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
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Biography

Born: June 21, 1958; Atlanta, GA  
Jennifer Larmore is an outstanding American mezzo soprano who parlayed operatic success in Europe into international stardom during the 1990s. Known for excelling in the coloratura roles of Rossini and Handel, she has also moved into the early nineteenth century bel canto repertory, as well as the operas of Mozart and Richard Strauss. Especially since 2000, Larmore has been a very active recitalist, and she has recorded widely for the Harmonia Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Sinfonia: Maestoso con moto - Allegro -
I. Allegretto un poco agitato -
I. Adagio religioso
II. Alles was Odem hat (Chorus) -
III. Recitative: Saget es, die ihr erlost seid (Tenor) -
IV. Sagt es, die ihr erloset seid (Chorus)
V. Ich harrete des Herrn (2 Sopranos, Chorus)
VI. Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen (Tenor) -
VI. Die Nacht ist vergangen (Soprano) - VII. Die Nacht ist vergangen (Chorus)
VIII. Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott (Chorus)
IX. Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede (Soprano, Tenor)
X. Ihr Volker, bringet her dem Herrn (Chorus)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - Preludio - "Percorrete le spiaggie vicine"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Tu sei turbato!" - "E n'ho ben donde"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Cruda, funesta smania" - "Il tuo dubbio è ormai certezza"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Ancor non giunse!"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Regnava nel silenzio"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Egli s'avanza"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Sulla tomba che rinserra" - "Verranno a te sull'aure"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Lucia, fra poco a te verrà"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Appressati, Lucia"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Il pallor, funesto, orrendo" Lucia, Enrico)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Ebben? - Di tua speranza"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Ah! cedi, cedi"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Per te d'immenso giubilo"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Per poco fra le tenebre"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Dov'è Lucia?" - "Ecco il tuo sposo"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 1 - "Chi mi frena in tal momento"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "T'allontana sciagurato"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Orrida è questa notte" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Ashton!" - "Sì" (Act 2) Qui del padre ancor respira
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "D'immenso giubilo" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Ah, cessate quel contento" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "O giusto cielo!" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Ardon gli incensi..." (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "S'avanza Enrico!" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Spargi d'amaro pianto" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Si tragga altrove" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Tombe degli avi miei" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Fra poco a me ricovero" - "Oh meschina!"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - Preludio - "Percorrete le spiaggie vicine"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Tu sei turbato!" - "E n'ho ben donde"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Cruda, funesta smania" - "Il tuo dubbio è ormai certezza"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Ancor non giunse!"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Regnava nel silenzio"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Egli s'avanza"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Sulla tomba che rinserra" - "Verranno a te sull'aure"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Lucia, fra poco a te verrà"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Appressati, Lucia"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Il pallor, funesto, orrendo" Lucia, Enrico)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Ebben? - Di tua speranza"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Ah! cedi, cedi"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Per te d'immenso giubilo"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Per poco fra le tenebre"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "Dov'è Lucia?" - "Ecco il tuo sposo"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 1 - "Chi mi frena in tal momento"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 1 - "T'allontana sciagurato"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Orrida è questa notte" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Ashton!" - "Sì" (Act 2) Qui del padre ancor respira
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "D'immenso giubilo" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Ah, cessate quel contento" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "O giusto cielo!" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Ardon gli incensi..." (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "S'avanza Enrico!" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Spargi d'amaro pianto" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Si tragga altrove" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Tombe degli avi miei" (Act 2)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - "Fra poco a me ricovero" - "Oh meschina!"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - after Walter Scott / Act 2 - Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali
L'Orfeo, SV 318: Toccata
L'Orfeo: Prologo: Ritornello - La Musica: "Dal mio Permesso amato"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Pastore, coro, Ninfa: "In questo lieto e fortunato giorno"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Coro, Pastore: "Lasciate i monti"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Orfeo, Euridice, Coro: "Rosa del ciel"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Coro di Ninfe: "Vieni, Imeneo"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Ritornello - Coro: "Alcun non sia che disperato in preda"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Sinfonia - Orfeo, Pastore: "Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Due Pastori, Coro, Orfeo: "In questo prato adorno"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Messagiera, Pastori, Orfeo: "Ahi caso acerbo!"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Messagiera, Pastori: "In un fiorito prato"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Orfeo: "Tu se' morta, mia vita, ed io respiro?"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Coro, Messagiera: "Ahi caso acerbo"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Sinfonia
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Coro: "Chi ne consola, ahi lassi?"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia - Orfeo: "Scòrto da te, mio Nume"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Speranza, Orfeo, Caronte: "Ecco l'altra palude"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Orfeo: "Possente spirto e formidabil nume"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Ritornello (arpa) - Orfeo: "Orfeo son io"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Caronte: "Ben mi lusinga alquanto"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia - Orfeo: "Ei dorme"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia - Coro di Spiriti Infernali
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Proserpina, Plutone, Spiriti: "Signor quel infelice"
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Orfeo, Spiriti, Euridice: "Qual onor di te fia degno"
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Sinfonia - Coro di Spiriti: "E la virtute un raggio"
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Sinfonia
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Ritornello - Orfeo: "Questi i campi di Tracia"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Sinfonia - Apollo, Orfeo: "Perch'a lo sdegno"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Apollo & Orfeo: "Saliam cantando al ciel"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Ritornello - Coro: "Vanne, Orfeo, felice e pieno"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Moresca
Overture
Act I: Cavatina: In dreams of endless pleasure (Languir per una bella) (Lindoro)
Act I: Duet: When U choose a girl to marry (Se inclinassi a prender moglie) (Lindoro, Mustafa)
Act I: Cavatina: Fate is cruel! (Quanta sorte!) (Isabella, Chorus)
Act I: Duet: From the buffets of misfortune (Ai capricci della sorte) (Isabella, Taddeo)
Act I: Aria: I am filled in an exquisite fashion (Gia d'insolito ardore nel petto) (Mustafa)
Act I: Finale: We salute you, oh master of women (Viva, viva il flagel delle donne) (Chorus, Haly, Mustafa)
Act I: Oh, how amusing! (Oh! Che muso, che figura!) (Isabella, Mustafa)
Act I: Please tell me where my niece is (Vo' star con mia nipote) (Taddeo, Haly, Mustafa, Isabella)
Act I: Though we must part from you (Pria di dividerci da voi, Signore) (Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Isabella, Mustafa, Haly, Taddeo)
Act I: Tell me, who is this woman? (Dite: che e quella femmina) (Isabella, Mustafa, Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Haly, Chorus)
Act II: Aria: All this shouting makes my head ache (Ho un gran peso sulla testa) (Taddeo, Chorus)
Act II: Cavatina: Sweetest treasure, dearest pleasure (Per lui che adoro) (Isabella, Mustafa, Taddeo, Lindoro)
Act II: Trio: Sugar-daddy! How delightful! (Pappataci! Che mai sento!) (Mustafa, Lindoro, Taddeo)
Act II: Rondo: Think of your country (Pensa alla patria, e intrepido) (Isabella, Chorus)
I. Sinfonia: Maestoso con moto - Allegro -
I. Allegretto un poco agitato -
I. Adagio religioso
II. Alles was Odem hat (Chorus) -
III. Recitative: Saget es, die ihr erlost seid (Tenor) -
IV. Sagt es, die ihr erloset seid (Chorus)
V. Ich harrete des Herrn (2 Sopranos, Chorus)
VI. Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen (Tenor) -
VI. Die Nacht ist vergangen (Soprano) - VII. Die Nacht ist vergangen (Chorus)
VIII. Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott (Chorus)
IX. Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede (Soprano, Tenor)
X. Ihr Volker, bringet her dem Herrn (Chorus)
I. Asie
II. La flute enchantee
III. L'indifferent
Kyrie eleison
Gloria
Laudamus te
Gratias
Domine Deus
Qui tollis
Quoniam
Jesu Christe
Credo
Et incarnatus est
Sanctus
Benedictus