Join us for a special evening at the Cathedral of the Rockies on January 24. Grammy Award-winning artists soprano Jessica E. Jones and tenor Thomas Glenn will perform music by Bellini, Bizet, Crumb, Delibes, Gounod, Mozart, Wolf, Strauss, and Verdi.
Special guests: Michele & Jason Detwiler
Accompanied by: pianist Betsi Hodges
Friday, January 24, 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Rockies
717 N 11th St, Boise
Jessica made her Opera Idaho debut in our production of Die Fledermaus in 2016, and returns to join the cast of La bohème in the role of Musetta in February, 2019. A Pocatello native who graduated from the University of Houston with both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance, Jessica scored gold for her portrayal of Chrisann Brennan, Steve Job’s girlfriend and mother of his oldest child, in The (R)evoluton of Steve Jobs. It was Jessica’s first Grammy nomination and win.
Here’s Jessica performing “o mio babbino caro” during Operatini, 2017:
Jessica has also performed with Santa Fe Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, American Lyric Theater, Utah Opera, Utah Symphony, Opera Idaho, Eugene Opera, Opera Saratoga, Painted Sky Opera, Sun Valley Opera, Opera in the Heights, Sugar Creek Symphony & Song, and Crested Butte Music Festival.
Thomas made his Opera Idaho debut in our production of The Magic Flute in 2015. He has also appeared in L’elisir d’amore 2017 and most recently Manon 2019. Thomas and several of his musical colleagues received a Grammy Award in February 2012 for the Metropolitan Opera recording of the contemporary opera Doctor Atomic by John Adams and Peter Sellars. Among other sources, the opera uses the text of once-classified documents to portray the moral crisis that faced a group of physicists who worked feverishly to develop the first atomic bomb. Thomas is featured as Robert Willson, a role he originated in the opera’s premiere at San Francisco Opera.
Here are a couple of excerpts of Thomas performing in our production of Jules Massenet’s Manon, 2019:
“Ah, fuyez douce image!”
“En fermant les yeux”
Thomas has also performed at major opera companies including San Francisco Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Netherlands Opera and The English National Opera among others. He has also performed with major orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, China National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Berkeley Symphony and Oakland East Bay Symphony. Thomas has also performed with Boise Baroque Orchestra.