Jane Bunnell Professor of Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)

Area(s):

  • Vocal Arts

106 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-0051

About:

Mezzo-soprano Jane Bunnell joined the faculty at MSU's College of Music in August 2015 as professor of voice. She has enjoyed an illustrious international career for almost 30 years. She has an especially long association with the Metropolitan Opera where she has sung 30 roles in more than 350 performances, including new productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Otello, Les Troyens, Faust and Romo et Juliette and the Metropolitan Opera Premieres of Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream and Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly. She has also recorded with the Met for Sony/BMG and has toured to Europe and Japan.

She has sung with the Saito Kinen Festival, and with the opera companies of Toulouse, Vienna, Cologne and Schwetzingen and with such American opera companies as Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera and New York City Opera. She has collaborated with such notable conductors as James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, Andrew Davis and Robert Shaw, and has appeared in concert with the Boston Symphony, Lincoln Centers Mostly Mozart Festival, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Ms. Bunnell was on the faculty of New York University for nine years and on the faculty at DePaul University School of Music from 2006 to 2015.