Powerful dramatic interpretations and vocal versatility have been key to Georgia Jarman’s numerous successes, with a repertoire that spans lyric and bel canto roles and a growing reputation in contemporary repertoire. This season Georgia sings Isabelle in George Benjamin’s acclaimed new opera — Lessons in Love and Violence — marking her company debuts with Staatsoper Hamburg, Opéra National de Lyon and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She also returns to the role of Agnès in Written on Skin at the Beijing Music Festival under Lawrence Renes, as well as with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie conducted by the composer himself, George Benjamin.
In a lighter vein Georgia makes her company debut for Opernhaus Zürich as Musetta in La bohème and sings Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera Philadelphia, as well as joining Atlanta Symphony for Messiah.
Recent successes have included her highly acclaimed performances Roxana in Kasper Holten’s new production of Krol Roger under Antonio Pappano, marking her Covent Garden debut, and as Agnès in her return to the theatre last season in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin.
This past season Georgia sang Agnès in Written on Skin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for the Holland festival in Amsterdam under Lawrence Renes, returned to Opéra National de Bordeaux as Lucia in Francesco Micheli’s new production of Lucia di Lammermoor under Pierre Dumoussaud, sang Violetta in Stefania Panighini’s new production of La traviata for Dallas Opera as well as joining Paavo Järvi as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Notable previous successes include Gilda (Rigoletto) for Georgia’s Santa Fe Festival debut, all four heroines in Richard Jones’ production of The Tales of Hoffmann for English National Opera, Maria Stuarda for Washington Concert Opera, Manon at Malmö Opera, and the roles of Mimi (La bohème), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Micaëla (Carmen) and Nedda (Pagliacci) - which have led to invitations from Den Nye Opera, New Orleans Opera, Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Opera. Especially sought-after in bel canto repertoire, she has made numerous appearances at the Caramoor Summer Music Festival with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s including, most recently, Zenobia in Rossini’s rarely performed Aureliano in Palmira, Norina (Don Pasquale) and Amina (La sonnambula).
Georgia has recently added the role of Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) for Grange Park Opera, as well as the exacting role of Madame Mao (Nixon in China) for Cincinnati Opera, and Eurydice in Philip Glass’ Orphée for Portland Opera (recorded on the Orange Mountain Music label). She also sings Cathy in the world premiere recording of Carlyle Floyd’s Wuthering Heights with Florentine Opera, recently released by Reference Recordings.