Jennifer Routhier, 2018-2019 Scholarship recipient

Jennifer Routhier, mezzo-soprano

Praised for her ““warm, clear mezzo” (Opera Canada, 2014), mezzo soprano Jennifer Routhier is a rising star on the Canadian stage. She is passionate about engaging audiences through new music and re-identifying with the current relevance and emotional core of traditional works. She was the second place winner of the 2020 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Competition and also the City of Brandon prize winner for the best performance of the commissioned work, Han Kan: Lost in Translation, by Canadian composer Gordon Fitzell.
Jennifer has performed with the Kingston Symphony, Toronto Mozart Players, VOICEBOX Opera In Concert, early music ensemble Cor Unum, and Tapestry Opera; performing such works as Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Imant Raminsh’s Magnificat,C. M. Wilson’s Kamouraska, Canadian opera shorts, and J.S. Bach’s alto cantatas 170 and 169. She sang with the inaugural Toronto Sounds of Silence initiative, premiering the song cycle Precarious by Kolby Zinger-Harris and Aparna Halpe. Abroad, Jennifer has performed at Carnegie Hall as the soloist in Scott Macmillan’s Celtic Mass for the Sea with the Canadian Celtic Choir. She was the first Vocal Scholar at the Glenn Gould School (2019/2020), and holds a Masters in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, studying under American mezzo-soprano, Laura Tucker.