(Born 1966, Fairfax, Virginia)
Jennifer Wilson is an American dramatic soprano.
In 2002 she made her debut relatively late at the age of 36 in no less a role than Puccini's Turandot at the Connecticut Opera.
She had sung in the choruses of various opera companies for a number of years and suddenly became known by stepping in to perform roles at short notice to replace singers who were indisposed.
She sang Turandot with the Houston Grand Opera in 2003 and then Brünnhilde with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2004.
Stepping in to replace an ailing Jane Eglan she sang Brunnhilde in the 2004 season in Götterdämmerung for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. It was to be her big break.
In the same season she made an acclaimed European debut in Die Walküre at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and in the 2006 season she began a multi-season performance in a major new staging of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Zubin Mehta in Spain again singing Brünnhilde in Die Walkure, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung - thus completing her first Ring Cycle.
In 2008 she sang Senta in The Flying Dutchman for the Washington National Opera and she also performed another Turandot with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In 2009 she sang Aida for Opera Australia and she also stepped in to replace Deborah Voigt as Isolde in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's revival of the David Hockney production of Tristan und Isolde.
Aside from a number of concert performances Jennifer Wilson has increased her repertoire to include Turandot, Brünnhilde, Aida, Senta, Isolde, Leonore (Fidelio) and Elisabeth (Tannhaueser).