Jena Carpenter is an American Soprano whose voice has been acclaimed by the South Florida Classical Review as “full bodied” while highlighting her “silver Mozartean timbre”. She has performed with The National Theater Mannheim, Opera Idaho, The Miami Opera Institute (MMF), and Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. Recent performances include Ortlinde (Die Walküre), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Rosina (Ghosts of Versailles), Laurey (Oklahoma), and Mimi (La Bohème).
Additional roles include Blumenmädchen in Richard Wagner’s Parsifal, First Lady & Pamina (The Magic Flute), Annina (La Traviata), Frasquita (Carmen), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Micaela (Carmen), Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), and Marianne (Tartuffe).
Jena's concert repertoire includes Beethoven 9 (Soprano Soloist), Maurice Duruflê’s Requiem (Soprano Soloist), Knoxville, Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber, and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa Lobos.
Jena’s musical theater repertoire also includes Liesel and Mother Superior (The Sound of Music), Johanna (Sweeney Todd) and Mrs. Anderson (A Little Night Music). Jena is prize winner of the Houston Saengerbund Competition & is a finalist with the Frances Walton Competition in Seattle. She is a 4 time finalist at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition and has been a Young Artist with Opera Idaho and the Miami Music Festival.