Janine Hawley

American mezzo-soprano Janine Hawley has achieved accolades for her critically acclaimed performances throughout the US. She has worked with the Washington Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, New Orleans Opera, New York City Opera (NYCO), Florida Grand Opera, Utah Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, among others, receiving great critiques that praise her lush quality, dark timbre, technical facility and charming stage presence. Beginning her career in Musical Theatre, Ms. Hawley performed in regional theaters across the country in Candide, Naughty Marietta (Paper Mill Playhouse), Sweeney Todd (Paul Gemignani conducting, NYCO), Music Man (with Bob Gunton, NYCO), Carousel, Quilters, Desert Song, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, and Hello Dolly! Concert performances are an equally important aspect of Ms. Hawley's art and she has worked with several famed symphonies in such concert venues as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Weill Recital Hall. Ms. Hawley made her international debut with the Jerusalem International Symphony in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and performed a series of recitals in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria. Ms. Hawley was born in Nebraska, is a graduate of Indiana and Columbia Universities and is a faculty member at the UNC School of the Arts.