Judith Jenkins

Praised  by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a  soprano  “blessed with a rich, hypnotic voice that is notable for its beauty and   control”, Judith Jenkins has been featured in recent years as a soloist  with  the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Mendelssohn Choir, the River City  Brass Band, the  Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, and the Renaissance City Winds.

In  2005 she created the role of Queen Isabella in the world premiere of Leonardo  Balada’s opera The Death of Columbus, and recorded the same for the Naxos label. She has presented numerous  solo  lieder and operatic recitals in Europe and Asia, including a  series of benefit  recitals in the Philippines sponsored by the United  States Embassy. Major roles in opera and music theatre include the  title role in the Pittsburgh premiere of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa.

Judith  has been featured as a soloist in many choral works, including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Christmas  Oratorio, and many cantatas; the masses of Schubert and Beethoven, Haydn’s Creation, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, and the requiems of Brahms and Faure. She was a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. 

Judith earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and a Master of Fine Arts in opera from Carnegie-Mellon University. She is currently Instructor of Voice at the Conservatory of Performing Arts of Point Park University and is a member of the  Pittsburgh Opera chorus.