Jessica Renfro holds a B.M. from the University of Connecticut and a M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She has performed with Baltimore Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dicapo Opera, Opera Vivente, Jacksonville Lyric Opera, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and many others in opera and concert works alike. Her opera credits include multiple appearances as Angelina in La Cenerentola, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Nancy in Albert Herring, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, as well as the roles of Carmen in Carmen, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Concepcíon in L’heure Espagnole, and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus.
Also an accomplished concert artist, Ms. Renfro has appeared as the soloist in Mahler’s Rückertlieder, Crumb’s Madrigals, Books I-IV, and Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen, as well performing as the alto soloist in many sacred works including Mozart’s Requiem and “Grand” C minor Mass, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Paukenmesse, Bach’s Magnificat and BWV 82, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, and the Duruflé Requiem.
In December, Ms. Renfro will play Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Boheme Opera New Jersey.