Jennifer Youngs, Soprano – December 5, 2015

The Puccini Society of Dallas

Jennifer Youngs, Soprano


Jennifer Youngs, Soprano

Saturday, December 5, 2015
at 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by Linda and Tom Smith
6614 Forestshire Drive
Dallas, Tx 75230

Valet Parking
Guests $35 – Members $25

R.S.V.P to Bettie Francis
P.O. Box 25105
Dallas, TX 75225
[email protected]

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Jennifer Youngs stepped in at the last moment to present our December 5th program at the beautiful home of Linda and Tom Smith. Ms. Youngs is a very fine young soprano, and we all enjoyed her program of arias and art songs very much.  She has a warm yet thrilling voice which filled the marvelous acoustics of the spacious living room in the Smith’s home magnificently. The program  included two songs by Richard Strauss, two of Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, and a set of six songs recently written for Dame Kiri te Kanawa by American composer Jake Heggie, as well as an aria from Donizetti’s opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Regnava nel silenco, and two Puccini arias, Mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme, and O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi. The program concluded with a delicate rendition of Adolph Adam’s O Holy Night. Our thanks to Patsy Brooks for organizing our wonderful reception. We got the holiday season off to a festive start on Saturday. ~ Marilyn Halla

Jennifer Youngs Biography

Jennifer Youngs is currently serving on the voice faculty and Director of Opera at Texas Woman’s University. She made her main stage Dallas Opera debut in the 2012-2013 season, as Olimpia in Argento’s The Aspern Papers. She was a member of the Young Artist Program with The Dallas Opera, where in the 2011-2012 season she has played the role of Laurette in the production of Bizet’s Dr. Miracle.  Ms. Youngs has performed the roles of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna inDon Giovanni, Birdie in Regina, and Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, Julie in Carousel, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Casilda in The Gondoliers, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola. Jennifer is widely featured as a soloist around the country with performances of Carmina Burana, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s Cantata #110, Brahms Requiem, Mozart’s Exsulate, jubilate, and Mozart Requiem. She has also appeared in concert with Jake Heggie, Dominick Argento, and Dave Brubeck.

Jennifer won First Prize at the Lois Alba Aria Competition. She is also a winner of the Kansas City District of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, semi-finalist in the Loren Zachary Vocal Competition, and has been nominated for a Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant, in New York City.

Ms. Youngs is currently pursuing a D.M.A. at the University of North Texas.  Jennifer holds a master’s degree from The University of North Texas, and a bachelor’s degree from The University of the Pacific.


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