"The role of Iris is cast for coloratura soprano, and is gloriously rendered by Jessica Lennick, who is required to soar several times to E in altissimo, and even once to F♯. The extended duet that she has with Ceres (ably sung by Sophie Michaux) is perhaps my favorite portion of the score, and is characterized by soaring lines over luminescent harmonies." -Fanfare Magazine
Jessica Lennick “is a complete package, including a terrific smile and stage presence to go along with her pleasing voice,” according to The Baltimore Examiner. She has used these qualities to great effect on the opera stage, singing for Washington Camerata of DC, Chesapeake Chamber Opera, and Center City Opera Theater, among others. She was an Annapolis Opera Competition finalist and Great Lakes Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan National Council Auditions. She covered the role of Giulietta at the Caramoor Festival, where she also appeared as soprano soloist with Roberto Abbado and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A frequent performer of new music, Ms. Lennick has premiered many pieces, notably Tesla's Pigeon (Dunphy), Mark the Music (Smith), A Weeping Woman (Solitro), Under the Harvest Moon (Runestad), and Honor, Riches, Marriage, Blessing (Summer) the last of which she has recorded for Navona Records. About the latter, the American Record Guide said, “As Iris, Jessica Lennick’s stratospheric singing is stunning; she tosses off gleaming high E-flats and Fs.” Continuing her collaboration with Joseph Summer, she premiered the role of Iris in The Tempest in April 2015 and recorded it for Albany Records about which Fanfare Magazine said, "The role of Iris is cast for coloratura soprano, and is gloriously rendered by Jessica Lennick." Ms. Lennick will rejoin Joseph Summer and The Shakespeare Concerts for another series of concerts and a recording in April 2017.
She is often a featured performer in concert, most notably with Lyricfest for their Much Ado About Shakespeare and Magical Musical Menagerie programs, in Canton Comic Opera’s 10th Anniversary Gala, and frequently with Concert Operetta Theater. As an orchestral soloist, she has appeared with Riverside Symphonia, Ocean City Pops, Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, and will appear in 2017 with Allentown Symphony Orchestra to sing excerpts of Die Fledermaus.