Soprano- City Opera Debut: Stonewall, 2019
American Soprano Jessica Fishenfeld, hailed for her “engaging” performances (Opera News) and “soaring, glittering high notes” (EDGEftlauderdale), made her New York City Opera debut this season in the World Premiere of Stonewall. She recently won a Semi-Finalist Prize in the 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition, starred in the World Premiere of Love Sick at National Sawdust, made a company debut with On Site Opera as Mrs. Mouse in Shostakovich’s The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse, and was a featured soloist at Carnegie/Zankel Hall. Since her residency with Palm Beach Opera, where she sang the roles of Norina (Don Pasquale), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Najade (Ariade auf Naxos), and covered Gilda (Rigoletto), she made her Carnegie/Zankel Hall debut as soloist with The Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, appeared with both the Helena Symphony and Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony in Bernstein 100!, sang with international orchestras at St. Bart’s Music Festival and Orquesta Filarmonía de Xalapa, created the role of Kim in Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors (Gramercy Opera), sang May Fielding in the North American premiere of Il grillo del focolare (Teatro Grattacielo), and was the recipient of the 2017 Career Bridges Encouragement Grant.