J E N N A   R O B E R T S O N
ARTS LEADER    |    ARTIST/PERFORMANCE MAKER    |    SOPRANO

PROJECTS

These are my current and past arts projects in an arts leadership role.

 

For my freelance performance CV please click here.

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Spirit Orphan

2019-Current: Creator, Co-Librettist and Performer

A chamber opera in development in response to the 2019 bushfires and evacuation in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

For more information click here.

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La traviata

2019-2021: Independent Creative Producer and Soprano

I'm creating La traviata; a community-engaged opera project for the Albany Entertainment Centre, bringing together international, national and local artists with community participation to create a concert performance of Verdi's opera on September 18th 2021.  I will also sing the title role of Violetta.

 

For more information click here. 

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Return to Planet Earth

2021-2021: Co-creator, Writer and Narrator

World Science Festival Brisbane

Inspired by Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, creative storyteller Jenna Robertson joins forces with renowned composer Corrina Bonshek and the stellar specialists at The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium to deliver a mind-blowing multimedia immersion that promises to inspire, educate and enthral audiences of all ages.

 

For more information click here. 

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The Opera Gala

2018-2019: Independent Creative Producer and Soprano

I created The Opera Gala for the 2019 Albany Arts Festival Season presented by the Albany Entertainment Centre; an opera project bringing together international, national and local artists with community participation to create a gala performance on March 30th 2019. I also performed as principal artist.

 

For more information click here. 

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Manon

2016-2017: Producer and Soprano

As leader of WA opera company, OperaBox, I produced a fully staged production of Massenet's 5 act French opera Manon. This was the first performance of this opera in WA with orchestra, and I also performed the title role. 

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Ariadne auf Naxos

2015-2016: Producer and Soprano

As leader of WA opera company, OperaBox, I produced the WA premiere (with full orchestration) of Richard Strauss's opera Ariadne auf Naxos and performed the role of Zerbinetta. 

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Going Mad: Opera Style

2016: Creative Producer and Soprano

For Opera Lovers WA, I created a concert of semi-staged and surtitled bel canto mad scenes performed by myself and soprano Jennifer Barrington.  

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Anna Bolena

2014-2016: Producer and Soprano

As leader of WA opera company, OperaBox, I produced the Modern Australian Premiere (first performance in Australia since 1875) of Donizetti's opera Anna Bolena for Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015 and for Albany Entertainment Centre in 2016. I performed the title role in all performances.

 

Perth FRINGE WORLD Theatre Award Nomination 

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Hänsel und Gretel

2013-2014: Producer and Soprano

As leader of WA opera company, OperaBox, I produced a fully staged production of Humperdinck's opera Hänsel und Gretel with 35 piece orchestra. I performed the role of Gretel.

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The Old Maid & the Thief

2013-2014: Independent Creative Producer and Soprano

My first foray into independent producing, I produced a fully staged production of Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief for the 2014 Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival.

From the Turnstiles Award Nomination