Jenny Stafford graduated with a BMus from King’s College London and has just completed the ENO Opera Works training programme. She is currently studying towards an MA in vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music under Julie Kennard and Jonathan Papp. She has taken part in a range of competitions in London and her home town of Huddersfield and most recently gained the coveted Isabel Jay Operatic Prize at RAM and the title of Kirklees Young Musician of the Year 2010. Jenny has been chosen to take part in the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto this year.
She has participated in masterclasses with Edward Gardner, Lillian Watson, Susan McCulloch, Richard Jackson, Robin Bowman and Elaine Kidd. Operatic roles include Musetta (La Bohème: Silent Opera with Waistcoat Company), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Lady Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas with Old Vic New Voices), Mrs Sheridan (Meux’s The Garden Party (World Premiere)) and Clod (D’Heudiere’s Poison Garden (World Premiere performed at the Grimeborn Festival 2010)).
Jenny has given recitals throughout Yorkshire and London, in venues such as Southwark Cathedral, Huddersfield Town Hall and for the Chipping Campdem Music Festival 2011. Further solo performances include Brahms’ Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Gloria (The Barbican), Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, Theresienmesse and Harmoniemesse, and Fauré's Requiem. She is kindly supported by the Dame Eva Turner Scholarship and Josephine Baker Trust.