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Jeni Bern

Jeni Bern makes a long awaited return to Scottish Opera, as Professor Prentice in the world premiere of Anthropocene by Stuart MacRae. The production is directed by Matthew Richardson and conducted by Stuart Stratford.

Performances take place from 24 January in Glasgow, with further performances in Edinburgh and London, at the Hackney Empire.

Jeni returns to Scottish Opera later this season as First Lady in Sir Thomas Allen’s production of The Magic Flute.

Jeni Bern makes her debut at the Teatro Real as Greta Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.

The new production, directed by John Fulljames and conducted by Timothy Murray, premieres on 13 February, with performances through the season until 1 June.

The performance on 16 February, will be broadcast live on Mezzo HD Live.

Jeni Bern and Richard Roberts can be seen on BBC4 and BBC iPlayer in Opera North’s epic production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by Richard Farnes. The performances were filmed at Leeds Town Hall in 2016.

Das Rheingold will be broadcast on BBC4 on 12 February at 7pm, with Jeni and Richard as Woglinde and Mime respectively.

Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung will all be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer with Jeni as Waldvogel and Woglinde, and Richard as Mime.

Following acclaimed performances at Opera North last season, Jeni Bern reprises the role of Lilli Vanessi in Welsh National Opera’s revival of Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Jo Davies and conducted by James Holmes.

The production opens in Cardiff on 29 September and tours to venues in England and Wales until 10 December, with twenty nine performances in all.

“Bern’s splendid, disciplined voice”
(The Observer)

she is a gem in any operatic context

“…the gorgeously toned coupling of Quirijn de Lang and Jeni Bern”
(The Stage)

“…the soaring voices of Jeni Bern and Quirijn de Lang”
(The Express)