Soprano
Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt

Biography

Hailed by the New York Times as a soprano of “gleaming sound, free and easy high notes, agile coloratura runs and lyrical grace”, Jessica Pratt is considered one of today’s foremost interpreters of some of Bel canto’s most challenging repertoire.

Since her European debut in 2007 as Lucia di Lammermoor Ms. Pratt’s schedule has included performances at opera theatres and festivals around the world such as Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Arena di Verona, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Australia, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro di San Carlo, The Metropolitan Opera and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and has collaborated with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Daniele Gatti, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Dudamel, Ivor Bolton, Kent Nagano, Marc Minkowski, Nello Santi, Riccardo Frizza, Sir Colin Davis and Zubin Mehta.

Her discography includes CD recordings of Rossini’s “Otello”, Vaccai’s “La sposa di Messina” and DVD/Blu-Ray recordings of “Giovanna d’Arco” from the Festival Valle d’Itria, “Adelaide di Borgogna”, “Ciro in Babilonia” and “Aureliano in Palmira” from the Rossini Opera Festival, the 2012 “New Year’s Gala Concert” and Bellini’s “La sonnambula” from Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra” and “Il Castello di Kenilworth” with Festival Donizetti of Bergamo, also by the same composer “Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali” from Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2016 her first solo album “Serenade” was released by Opus Arte. Recent recordings include CDs and DVDs of her debut as Zerbinetta in “Ariadne auf Naxos” by Strauss under the direction of Daniele Gatti and the title role of Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix”, both with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with whom she recorded her second solo album ‘Delirio’ which will be released in 2023.

Ms. Pratt is the winner of numerous international vocal competitions, including the ”Australian Singing Competition” and the ”Vienna State Opera Award”. In May, 2013 she was awarded the prestigious international prize for coloratura sopranos La Siola d’Oro “Lina Pagliughi”. In September 2016 she was awarded the “Oscar della Lirica”, International Opera Award as Best Soprano of the year.

Current Performances

Read More

Performance Lucia di Lammermoor

A Brisbane Bel Canto event A NEW FESTIVAL FOR THE BRISBANE STAGE Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti Superstar soprano, Jessica Pratt, brings her internationally renowned performance of Lucia to…

Lucia di Lammermoor
Read More

Performance Jessica Pratt in Concert

A Brisbane Bel Canto event A NEW FESTIVAL FOR THE BRISBANE STAGE Jessica Pratt in Concert with Queensland Symphony Orchestra Jessica Pratt celebrates the music of Vincenzo Bellini for a…

Jessica Pratt in Concert

    Sign up for the latest news

    By signing up to the Opera Queensland newsletter you agree to our Terms and Conditions and that you have read our Privacy Policy, including our Cookie use.

    Menu
    Menu

    Hi, what are you looking for?