Soprano — Mary Jane Bowser
Janai Brugger
United States



Janai Brugger is making her HGO debut. Her other engagements this season include Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera. Brugger’s recent engagements include the role of Glauce in Cherubini’s Medea at the Metropolitan Opera, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro at Los Angeles Opera, Liù in Turandot at Opera Colorado, her role debut in the title role of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Tanglewood Festival and the Ravinia Festival. She recently sang Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Munich Philharmonic, Poulenc’s Gloria with Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Second Symphony under the baton of Jader Bignamini with Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Her many appearances at the Metropolitan Opera include her house debut as Liù in Turandot, Jemmy in a new production of Guillaume Tell, Micaela in Carmen, Helena in The Enchanted Island, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Marzelline in Fidelio, and Clara in Porgy and Bess. In 2012 Brugger won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as all three First Prizes at Operalia—the Opera Prize, the Song Prize, and the Audience Prize. She participated in the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera and was a young artist at Los Angeles Opera for two seasons.