Jane Bunnell Professor of Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)


  • Vocal Arts

106 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-0051


Mezzo-soprano Jane Bunnell joined the faculty of MSU's College of Music in August 2015 as professor of voice. She has enjoyed an illustrious international career for 40 years. She has an especially long association with the Metropolitan Opera where she has sung 30 roles in more than 420 performances, including new productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Otello, Les Troyens, Faust, and Romeo et Juliette, and the Met premieres of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, Britten’s A Midsummer Nights’ Dream and Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly. She has also recorded with the Met for Sony/BMG and has toured Europe and Japan. She is frequently heard on Sirius XM radio.

She has sung with the opera companies of Toulouse, Vienna, Cologne, and Schwetzingen and with such American opera companies as Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera and New York City Opera. Ms. Bunnell has collaborated with such notable conductors as James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, and Robert Shaw. She has appeared in concert with the Boston Symphony, Lincoln Center’s 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 before joining the faculty at DePaul University from 2006 to 2015. Her students have sung with the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Toledo, and Dayton Opera, and they have been young artists at the Ryan Center in Chicago, LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Milwaukee Opera, and Opera Madison in Wisconsin as well as creating new music in LA and New York.