Jennifer Parker has very recently completed a Masters degree at the RNCM (Distinction), training with Antonia Sotgiu; and was generously supported by an entrance scholarship awarded for excellence at audition.
Jennifer began her career as a jazz performer and was a regular competitor and winner at Federation Music Festivals. For three years Jennifer performed with Silk Opera, appearing in the chorus and as a concert soloist, and took the role of Cousin Hebe in their 2013 production of HMS Pinafore.
Jennifer is an experienced concert performer, and she has appeared as a soloist with the RNCM Jazz Collective, in the RNCM Day of Song and performed Bernard Rands’ Walcott Songs as part of the RNCM festival dedicated to the composer. Oratorio engagements include Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Handel’s Messiah. Additionally, she has participated in public masterclasses with Sarah Connolly and Julius Drake (RNCM), Juanjo Mena and Professor Mark Stringer (RNCM) and with Rosalind Plowright (Divas & Scholars).
Jennifer has performed the roles of Rosa L’Arlesiana, Mum Albert Herring and Miss Todd The Old Maid & the Thief in RNCM’s Opera Scenes, and took the role of Jenny in their acclaimed production of Company. She also appeared as Valencienne in their 2014 production of The Merry Widow, and was Lola in Blackburn Cathedral’s Cavalleria rusticana, before reprising the role of Miss Todd in Manchester Opera Ensemble’s realisation of The Old Maid & the Thief.
Jennifer joined Opera Holland Park’s chorus for the 2015 season, prior to performing the role of Iolanthe at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate; and during the winter she appeared at Wexford Festival Opera playing the role of Paulette in their production of Koanga, as well as featuring in their chorus.
Most recently she has appeared on the BBC as Louise/The Barmaid in Kevin Malone’s Mysterious 44 in conjunction with Manchester Opera Project, and played Suzanne in The Husband at the Door for Manchester Opera Ensemble.