JANICE HALL -BIO
A highly regarded artist in Europe and the U.S, Janice Hall’s distinguished career in opera and on the concert stage has included performances in numerous important theatres and opera houses around the world. Now back in New York after living for many years in Germany, Janice is applying her talents to the art of cabaret. She was one of five finalists in this year's Metrostar Talent Challenge at the Metropolitan Room; writing about that contest, Beatrice Williams-Rude of Broadway After Dark remarked, "[A]ll the performers are sterling, some glitteringly; but one is pure, unalloyed gold: Janice Hall. She's sleek, chic and elegant in appearance as well as in the presentation of her songs."
Janice Hall's international opera career has taken her to the Vienna State Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Salzburg Festival, and the Komische Oper Berlin. In the U.S., she has appeared with, among others, the Lyric Opera of Chicago; the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center; the San Diego Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera. Her numerous appearances at the Santa Fe Opera Festival include leading roles in The Barber of Seville, La Calisto, The Beggar's Opera, and La Traviata. She performed as Violetta in the New York City Opera’s Emmy-winning telecast of La Traviata, directed by legendary soprano Renata Scotto, in the "Live from Lincoln Center" series on PBS. Her operatic repertoire has included roles as diverse as Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, and Richard Strauss's Salome.
Her recent appearances include the operatic version of Tony Kushner's play, Angels in America, with the BBC Symphony in London, Street Scene at the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau, Germany, and the world premiere of Jorge Martin's Before Night Falls, with the Fort Worth Opera. A CD recording of the Martin opera has just been released.
In November, 2010, Janice unveiled her first
" Grand Illusions."