Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: World
American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, known for her “rich, dark, exciting sound” (Opera News) is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after talents of her generation.
In the 2016-17 season, J’Nai will make debuts at San Francisco Opera and Bavarian State Opera as Bersi in Andrea Chénier, at Los Angeles Opera as Nefertiti in Akhnaten, and at Vancouver Opera as Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. She will additionally be featured as a soloist at the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration at Zankel Hall at Carnegie . . . Hall, at the Festival de Torroella de Montgrí, with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Louisville Orchestra, and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, both with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Farewell to Christoph Eschenbach concert with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
J’Nai’s recent performances have included a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago to sing the role of Carmen in the world premiere of Bel Canto, an opera by Jimmy Lopez, based on the novel by Ann Patchett, the title role in The Rape of Lucretia at Wolf Trap Opera, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with San Diego Opera and Wolf Trap Opera, the title role of Carmen with Finger Lakes Opera, and Adalgisa in Norma with Knoxville Opera.