ANN ELIZABETH JONES | SOPRANO
Ann Elizabeth Jones
Known for her musicality and expressive singing, lyric soprano Ann Elizabeth Jones is a frequent recitalist and oratorio singer based in San Francisco. Before moving to California, Ms. Jones lived in New York City where she was known for her sensitive Mozart portrayals – including Elvira in Don Giovanni, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte – in various regional opera productions on the East Coast. In the New York City area, other roles performed include Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, and Rosalinde in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. She sang the role of Irene in recording as well as a concert version of Mercadante’s opera Andronica at Columbia University, presented in full for the first time since its premiere in 1821. As a choral singer with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall in New York City, Ms. Jones sang under the batons of Kurt Masur, Loren Maazel, Marin Alsop, John Eliot Gardiner, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. She was a regular contract singer and featured soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra for three years at both the Bard Festival in upstate New York and at Carnegie Hall.
A frequent recitalist both in the U.S. and abroad, she performed in a concert series celebrating Viennese operetta favorites at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome; in a series of joint recitals with New York City Opera Baritone Don Yule; as well as a solo recitalist in New York City, Washington D.C., and Chicago. She has concertized throughout the United States and recorded as guest artist with The Risorgimento Project, a chamber music group committed to little known music of the 19th Century. She has recorded and performed sacred renaissance music and 20th century song with Chicago based Schola Cantorum. In oratorio, Ms. Jones was frequently heard throughout the East Coast and in Chicago as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and served as soprano soloist in various venues in Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Ms. Jones has recently been heard singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Holy Names University Orchestra and Bachianas Brasileiras of Heitor Villa-Lobos as a guest artist with the Berkeley Youth Symphony. She performs with various chamber music ensembles throughout the Bay Area, and recently gave a concert of contemporary American art song in collaboration with pianist Daniel Lockert for the Sausalito Song Society.
Ms. Jones also serves as assistant conductor of Calling All Choir and is on the consulting voice team for the National Children’s Chorus.
[Last updated: October 2019]
“ …communicates with verve, immediacy and intensity.” – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
“sung with intelligence and warmth” –Heights Press
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
March 6, 2021
“American Art Song: Looking Forward Looking Back”
Daniel Lockert, PianoOld First ConcertsSan Francisco, CA
June 9, 2019 – 3:00 PM
Daniel Lockert, PianoSausalito Song SocietyChrist Church Sausalito, Sausalito, CA
April 14, 2018 – 4:00
Faculty & Friends Recital
Works by Libby Larsen, with pianist Eric HoweHoly Names University
March 14, 2018 – 12:00pm
Wednesday Noon Concert
Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CAThrockmorton Theatre Noon Concerts
February 1-10, 2018
The JMJ Project: Proof of Life
Musical Guest Artist, with Eugenio Solinas, CellistA play that explores and challenges our beliefs of identity, existence, and humanity.Potrero Stage
January 9, 2018 – 12:30pm
Chamber Music Recital with Miles Graber, Piano, and Tom Rose, Clarinet
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sacramento & Grant, San FranciscoNoonTime Concerts
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