Soprano Jana McIntyre is a George and Nora London Foundation Competition Award Winner as well as a Finalist in The Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. She begins the 23/24 season with a return to Opera Santa Barbara for La Divina: The Art of Maria Callas. Additional season engagements include debuts with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for Carmina Burana, and Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra for Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration. Additionally, she joins the roster of the San Francisco Opera for Die Zauberflöte and Innocence.
Last season saw Jana return to Opera Santa Barbara for Rossini’s comic one- act La scala di seta (Giulia) and Tulsa Opera for Into the Woods (Cinderella). She debuted Carmina Burana with the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. Additional concerts included her Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in Richard Strauss’ rarely heard Daphne (Title Role) conducted by Music Director Leon Botstein.
In the 21/22 season, Jana sang the title role in Semele with Opera Santa Barbara as well as Die Schweigsame Frau (Aminta) in a new production with Bard SummerScape Festival. With The Rally Cat in New York City, she created the role of Marianne in recording and workshop of Aferidan Stephens and Marella Martin Koch’s Elinor and Marianne based on the Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility. She also performed in chamber concert with Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate and Tulsa’s Signature Symphony.
Other recent engagements include her hometown debut with Opera Santa Barbara in Don Pasquale (Norina) as well as joining the rosters of Palm Beach Opera (Die Zauberflöte) and Tulsa Opera (Rigoletto). She was scheduled to make company debuts with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Canadian Opera Company among other notable returns to theaters which were postponed/canceled due to the pandemic.
Jana performed in Heartbeat Opera’s new production of Der Freischütz (Ännchen) and joined The Santa Fe Opera for their workshop of the completed version of M. Butterfly in New York City and for whom she was to return as Sister 1 in Mark Adamo and John Corgliano’s newly commissioned Lord of Cries which was canceled due to the pandemic. She also debuted with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera singing selections from Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro in their “Mozart Favorites” Concert.
Ms. McIntyre made debuts with Toledo Opera and Opera Grand Rapids in Die Zauberflöte (Die Königin der Nacht), Arizona Opera in Le nozze di Figaro (Barbarina), The Santa Fe Opera in Jenůfa (Jano), and Tulsa Opera in Don Giovanni (Zerlina) and Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince (Water). Additionally, she covered in Laurent Pelly’s iconic production of Cendrillon (La Fée) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Jana has won awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Jensen Foundation, and the Shoshana Foundation and was a Young Artist with the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera and an Apprentice Artist with The Santa Fe Opera.