Forty (More) Under Forty: The Next Generation of Great Opera Singers, Part 2

In my previous article, I described 15 excellent male singers under the age of 40 who are definitely worth hearing. Now I am pleased to present 25 women who are among those making the future bright for opera. You have heard of some of them and perhaps have had the pleasure of seeing them perform. I suspect that many others are new to you.

My requirements in making these selections were two: the singers must be under age 40, and I must have heard them sing. This is not a list of the best, but simply a gathering of younger, talented artists who deserve recognition.

J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano, memorably sang the role of Carmen, a young Peruvian, in Jimmy López and Nilo Cruz’s Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Among a cast led by Danielle de Niese, Anthony Roth Costanzo and other fine singers, she earned one’s attention and sympathy. Upcoming engagements including Suzuki in San Diego, Britten’s Lucretia in Wolf Trap and Nefertiti in Akhnaten in Los Angeles.

Read the entire feature here.