Soprano Jennifer Zetlan is internationally recognized for her artistry and captivating stage presence. She has been seen and heard on opera and concert stages worldwide, as well as recital venues and on Broadway. The 2019-2020 season included the cover of Queen Tye in Akhnaten with the Metropolitan Opera, Ellen West with the Prototype Festival, Blanche in scenes from Dialogues of the Carmelites with Victory Hall Opera, the reprise of her Ginsburg in Scalia/Ginsburg with Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids, and My Distant Love with On Site Opera. This season's engagements include Ginsburg in Scalia/Ginsburg with Toledo Opera as well as postponed or cancelled performances of Ginsburg with Nashville Opera, Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank with Portland Opera, and joining The Metropolitan Opera for their production of Lulu.

In the 2018-2019 season Ms. Zetlan returned to the Metropolitan Opera as the cover of Laura Fleet in the New York premiere of Marnie, sang Carmina burana with the Kansas City Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem at St. John of the Divine, Ginsburg in Scalia/Ginsburg with Opera Delaware, and the title role in Ellen West with Opera Saratoga. In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Zetlan created the title role in Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt for On Site Opera at the Natural History Museum, reprised her role in Crossing with American Repertory Theatre, reprised her role as Fanny in the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star, and joined the San Francisco Symphony as Xenia in Boris Godunov. 

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"Jennifer Zetlan, with her resplendent tone and dazzlingly clear delivery, gives a ceaselessly compelling, emotionally complex performance. . .  Other high points include a passage for Blanche, the snobbish beauty Rochester has no intention of marrying, who can scarcel...


“Persuasive and powerful, too, was Jennifer Zetlan as the tormented psychoanalytic patient at the center of “Ellen West”; Ms. Zetlan was focused through rangy, angry vocal lines and sweetly plangent in nostalgic reflection. . . The text is an enigmatic and poignant exp...


"Lidiya Yankovskaya brilliantly led the orchestral accompaniment, finding meaning in every gesture. . .

The central pillar of the production is Jennifer Zetlan’s captivating performance as Ellen. . .  her firm soprano has a way of grabbing the listener’s attention and n...


"Ms. Zetlan’s tour de force Ellen commanded unwavering attention; she was unafraid to edge her soprano into harshness for the sake of intensity." -The Wall Street Journal

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"Soprano Jennifer Zetlan as the frail Ellen moves as if in a trance, rarely maki...


"Jennifer Zetlan’s crystalline and supple soprano delivers an invincible, articulate and sympathetic Ginsburg."

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"Suddenly, from the floor she rises. Who knew that an opera audience could holler and cheer like it was the Super Bowl? I felt my...

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