Jennie Legary, the “J” of JACOPERA, is a diverse mezzo-soprano and versatile performer of opera, musical theater, jazz, and popular music and she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from University of Colorado at Boulder. She made her international debut as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Mercedes in Carmen, and 3rd Spirit/3rd Lady (cover) in Die Zauberflöte with the Rome Festival Opera in Rome, Italy. She has been a guest soloist with the Solano Chamber Society, the Golden Community Choirs and the Mannes Conservatory Young Orchestra, and has performed previously with the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Bronx Opera, Brooklyn Repertory Opera, Denver Opera, Opera Colorado, and CU Light Opera. She was a finalist in the Mirella Freni Academy Studio Competition (CUBEC) of Modena, Italy and participated in the Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program in New York City. She was a participant of the Mediterranean Opera Studio in Caltagirone, Italy, La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy and the San Francisco International Music Festival in San Francisco, CA. Last summer she returned to the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar to reprise her role as Cherubino, followed by performances with the Tuscia Operafestival in Viterbo, Italy as the Principessa in Suor Angelica and Dorabella in Così fan tutti.
Currently, Jennie is in Milan, Italy attending the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala and MIP Business School for Performing Arts Management on scholarship and writes about her experiences while unveiling stories about the world’s most important cultural institutions and festivals.