Performance

Jenny Rust (MMus, PG Dip, ISM) discovered her passion for singing as a founding member of the Bath Abbey Girls’ Choir and read music at the University of Hull under the tutelage of Sarah Rhodes. She went on to postgraduate study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she was highly commended in the Frank Spedding Lieder Competition and graduated with an MMus (distinction) at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of the late Barbara Robotham. At the RNCM she was a finalist in the prestigious Frederick Cox Award and a recipient of the Dame Eva Turner Scholarship.

Jennifer’s opera roles include; Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Adina L’Elisir d’amore, Pamina The Magic Flute, Sister Genovieffa Suor Angelica and Venus Dido and Aeneas. She has also appeared in opera scenes as Marianne Der Rosenkavalier, Arminda La finta giardiniera and Lillian Happy End. As a soloist Jennifer has sung with Opera North for Britten’s On This Island and performed Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at The Bridgewater Hall with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra. Her solo performance in An Enchanted Evening of Song with Sir Willard White was also broadcast on Classic FM. Jennifer performs regularly on the oratorio platform with repertoire including; Handel Messiah; Haydn Nelson Mass; Mozart Requiem, Beethoven Symphony No 9, Brahms Requiem and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle.

Repertoire

Oratorio

Beethoven  Ninth Symphony
Brahms  Requiem
Dvořák  Stabat Mater
Dvořák  Te Deum
Haydn  The Creation
Haydn  Nelson Mass
Handel  Messiah
Jenkins  Armed Man
Mendelssohn  Elihjah
Mozart  Requiem
Orff Carmina  Burana
Rossini  Petite messe solennelle
Vaughan Williams  Dona nobis pacem
Verdi  Requiem
Vivaldi  Gloria and Magnificat

Opera roles

Britten  Lady Billows, Albert Herring
Donizetti  Adina, L’elisir d’amore
Mozart  Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte
Mozart  Pamina, Die Zauberflöte
Puccini  Suor Angelica, Suor Angelica
Puccini  Suor Genovieffa, Suor Angelica

Opera chorus

Bizet  Carmen
Donizetti  L’elisir d’amore
Verdi  Un Ballo in maschera