AZO Cast Members & Creatives
California native, Jana Mcintyre has been praised for her “dancer’s grace, mercurial wit, and vibrant soprano tone” (Opera News). She finishes her 2017 season at the Merola Opera Program where she made her role debut as Serpina in La serva padrona as well as covered Clorinda in Cinderella. She also made her debut with Edwin Outwater and the San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove singing portions of The Magic Flute. Miss McIntyre was featured as Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Philine (Mignon) in Merola's "Grand Finale."
Last season Miss McIntyre joined the roster at Tulsa Opera to cover Leïla in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles. She also performed excerpts from Die Entführung auf dem Serail (Blonde), Dialoguesdes Carmélites (Blanche), Arabella (Zdenka), Serse (Romilda), DieFledermaus (Adele), and Le Comte Ory (La Comtessa Adele) under the batons of Maestro Eric Weimer and Maestro Rory Macdonald as a part of the 2016 Merola Opera Program. Miss McIntyre covered Despina in Merola’s production of Così fan tutte, as well.
In New York she made her professional debut as Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo alongside Anthony Roth Costanzo and Kiera Duffy as a part of “Orphic Moments” conducted by Maestro Matthew Aucoin at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust Theater.
Last spring, in the American premiere of Ibert’s Persée et Andromède directed by James Robinson and conducted by the Metropolitan Opera’s Pierre Vallet, “McIntyre consume(d) the stage as Andromède …her lovely voice reaches high and low comfortably. The challenges of the role are not perceptible because McIntyre has thoroughly mastered difficulties and made them pleasures.” Additional operatic roles include Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Die Königin der Nacht (The Magic Flute), La Fée (Cendrillon), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea), and Señora Grazia in the world premiere workshop of Roger Bourland’s The Dove and the Nightingale. At age 19, she sang Rose 1 in the west coast premiere of Jonathan Sheffer’s Blood on the Dining Room Floor based on stories from the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas directed by Peter Kazaras. In the Clark Library of Los Angeles Miss McIntyre sang as a soprano soloist in James Darrah’s staging of Handel’s L’Allegro, il penseroso, ed il moderato under the musical preparation and direction of Maestro Stephen Stubbs.>
Equally at home in concert and recital repertoire, Jana most recently sang the soprano solo in Mozart’s Requiem with Signature Symphony in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 she joined Maestro George Manahan to perform the Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios of Joaquin Rodrigo’s in concert with the Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia and also sang Mater Gloriosa in Mahler 8 with the Manhattan Oratorio Society at St. John the Divine Cathedral on the Upper West Side. She also performed and recorded Mahler’s 8th Symphony as a part of David Briggs’ organ transcription which was released by Albany Records in 2016.
Miss McIntyre won first prize in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Competition which gave her the opportunity to travel to Buenos Aires to sing a series of concerts at various venues including El Salon Dorado at the Teatro Colón. She was also a winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition at Manhattan School of Music, a Giulio Gari Foundation 2017 award winner, a Richard F. Gold grant recipient from the Shoshana Foundation, and a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council regional finalist.
She did her academic work at the University of California Los Angles Psychology (B.A.) and Music (B.A.) where she was also part of an arts at large group that traveled and performed around the greater LA area. She received her Masters from Manhattan School of Music where she was heavily involved with school productions and recitals. In addition to singing and gallivanting on stage, Jana loves to read Russian novels, spend time with her two younger sisters Jillian and Jacquelyn, and run outdoors.