Yorkshire-born soprano Jenny Stafford is cultivating a successful career on both operatic and concert stages. In the 2017/2018 season, Jenny makes her Dutch National Opera debut as Sarah/Clemency (James MacMillan), performs Tisbe/Cendrillon (Isouard) with Bampton Classical Opera and covers Alice Ford with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko. 2016/2017 engagements included Jenny’s Royal Albert Hall debut with Mozart’s Requiem and Exsultate, jubilate, Pied Piper/The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Jonathan Willcocks) for Opera North and Frasquita (cover) for The Grange Festival.
Further UK opera engagements have included: Adina (Woodhouse Opera); Donna Anna; Erste Dame (Ryedale Festival Opera); Fiordiligi (Bury Court Opera); Micaëla (Northern Aldborough Festival); Mimì (Woodhouse Opera); Musetta (Silent Opera/Old Vic); Vitellia (Cadogan Hall).
Jenny studies with Susan Roberts and previously attended the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize and Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award. She received further training at ENO Opera Works and the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto. She was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2015, a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and was a prizewinner at the Dean&Chadlington Singing Competition. Her studies have been kindly supported by Josephine Baker Trust and Rhoda Jones Roberts Scholarship.