• Biography

    2019

    Praised for her “shimmering tones” and “star­ struck vulnerability” by Opera News, Greek-­American Soprano Jamie Chamberlin is recognized for her versatility as both a singer and as an actress.

     

    ArtsInLA hailed her role debut as Cunegonde in Long Beach Operaʼs Candide as “jaw­dropping”. Most recently at LBO, Ms. Chamberlin earned rave reviews for her "soaring tone" (LA Weekly) and “superhuman soprano” (Schmopera) as Faustine in The Invention of Morel, a new opera by Stewart Copeland of the legendary rock band, The Police. In 2015, Chamberlin garnered national attention when she was selected to portray Marilyn Monroe in the US Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ Marilyn Forever in a haunting production by LBO’s visionary Artistic Director, Andreas Mitisek.

     

    The 2017­ - 2018 season marked a return to LBO as The Foreign Woman in The Consul, starring Patricia Racette, Isolde in Martin's The Love Potion (Le Vin Herbé), and Hazel George in the US Premiere of Glassʼ "The Perfect American" (also at Chicago Opera Theater). Other season highlights include Ms. Chamberlin's debut of the title role in "Lucia di Lammermoor" with Pacific Opera Project, concert appearances as soprano soloist with the California Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra's Mahler's "Symphony No. 4" and Poulenc’s "Gloria." Recently, Jamie and her husband, tenor Nathan Granner curated a lecture recital featuring the operas of Left Coast Composers for LA Made and LBO.

     

    A gifted interpreter of new music, Ms. Chamberlin made her professional debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, singing the soprano solo in the World Premiere of Esa­Pekka Salonenʼs Wing on Wing during the inaugural season of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ms. Chamberlin created the powerhouse role of Elyn Saks in the World Premiere of Kenneth Wellsʼ The Center Cannot Hold (based on Saksʼ memoir of the same title), a co-­production with UCLA and Pacific Opera Project, which continues to receive national attention for its impact in both the art and mental health communities. As a Young Artist, Jamie was selected to participate in the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, where her portrayal of troubled poetess Anne Sexton in Conrad Susaʼs Transformations was called “spellbinding” by SF Chronicleʼs Joshua Kosman.

     

    As a Delos Recording Artist, Ms. Chamberlinʼs “ fresh­-sounding, expressive soprano” (Opera News) has been praised for her work on "Terrain of the Heart", song cycles of Mark Abel. Ms. Chamberlin created the role of Lisa on the World Premiere Delos recording of Abelʼs 2016 Chamber Opera, Home is a Harbor. Jamie’s recognizable sound can also be heard during the epic water ballet scene in the 2016 Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar!, for which she was hand­picked by prolific film score composer, Carter Burwell.

     

    A frequent artist with Los Angeles Opera, Ms. Chamberlin made her solo debut singing the High Priestess in Aida and the Cretan Woman in Idomeneo, with Plácido Domingo. Ms. Chamberlin has appeared extensively with the Pasadena Symphony and Louisville Orchestra under the baton of Jorgé Mester, an early champion in her career. Her repertoire has included Milhaudʼs Chants de Ronsard, Poulencʼs Gloria, Adamsʼ Grand Pianola Music and the Soprano I solo in Mozartʼs C Minor Mass. Jamie has also appeared with the Fort Collins Symphony singing Villa Lobosʼ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and Mahlerʼs Fourth Symphony.

     

    Jamie holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music Degrees from UCLA and is the recipient of many awards and scholarships from organizations which include The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, First Prize in the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, Third Prize in the Inaugural José Iturbi International Music Competition, The Opera Buffs, The Pilsbury Foundation, and the Society of Singers.

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    Recent performances:

    The Invention of Morel

    by Stewart Copeland

     

     

    "Ms. Chamberlin as Faustine is a wonder who soars into the cosmos with her superhuman soprano"

    -Schmopera

    Recent Performances:

    Curtain call at Disney Hall

    Chamberlin, Granner and Barbour headline Cal Phil's Phantom Meets Puccini for a

    sold out crowd!

    "The words "beautiful" and "exciting" are really inadequate to describe the Cal Phil's "Phantom Meets Puccini" concert held on July, 8th, 2018 in the Walt Disney Concert Hall." "...Soprano Jamie Chamberlin entered, appearing as a classic Mimi and sang the role with depth and pathos.

    -Christina Linhardt, Staff Writer. Cal Phil

     

     

     

     

    Upcoming Performances

    Celebrating the operas of Dr. Kenneth Wells

    January 26, 2019, 7pm, UCLA Semel West Auditorium

    Jamie reprises her role as Elyn Saks in excerpts from The Center Cannot Hold

     

    The Mentoris Project Vocal Competition Grand Finals Concert

    February 23, 2019, 2pm, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

    Jamie takes on new role as Emcee and Host for this up and coming competition

     

    Soprano Soloist, Carmina Burana with the Mountainside Master Chorale

    March 31, 2019, 3:30pm, Claremont United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA

     

    Soprano Soloist with The Verdi Chorus

    April 6 at 7:30pm and April 7 at 2pm, First United Methodist Church Santa Monica, CA

     

    Opera Under The Stars with tenor Nathan Granner and pianist Victoria Kirsch

    April 14, 2019, The Renaissance Esmeralda, Palm Desert, CA

     

    Soprano Soloist, Mahler's Second Symphony with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

    May 11, 2019, Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jamie and Nathan Tie the knot

    The soprano and tenor said I do

    on 8-18-18

     

     

     

     

     

    Recent Performances:

    Isolde in The Love potion by Frank Martin

    "Jamie Chamberlin used her strong dramatic voice to illuminate Isolde-the-Fair's lines with a variety of vocal colors ranging from pale pastels to dark jewel tones."

    -Operawire

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