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Meet Jenna

Soprano Jenna Krystine Buck originally hails from the Chicagoland area. She made her professional debut in 2012 with Opera Grand Rapids, singing Second Genie in their production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Since then, she has performed numerous roles with Michigan State University Opera Theatre, including Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute and Mrs. Fiorentino in Street Scene. A bold and inquisitive performer, she presented an MSU-affiliated production of Poulenc’s La voix humaine in April of 2016 and a lecture recital centered around Mary, Queen of Scots in May of 2018. 

Ms. Buck has participated in both Michigan State University College of Music’s Todi Italy Program and China Exchange Program. Most recently, she participated in the Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Prelude to Performance program in the summer of 2017 (covering Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and singing 1st Cercatrice in Suor Angelica) and sang the role of Erste Dame in Miami Music Festival’s production of Die Zauberflöte in 2019. 

A multi-faceted artist, Ms. Buck plays the violin and is an accomplished dancer. She holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance from Michigan State University, where she studied under the tutelage of Professor Jane Bunnell (with whom she still studies). She holds an undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Hope College in Holland, MI.

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