Meet opera singer Jennifer Cherest, an award-winning soprano who has performed at an international array of opera companies. In the newest video from KQED’s Art School video series, Jennifer discusses her approach to singing, and her connection to pop singers like Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. Jennifer was part of the San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship program, which is a two-year artist residency for the most advanced young artists.
In a second video, Jennifer demonstrates how she warms up her voice for a day of rehearsals or performances. She explains how her voice resonates and how she goes about singing scales, as well as the physicality of being an opera singer. Opera is an art form that involves many aspects of the arts, both visual and performing, and Jennifer helps break it down, making this dramatic art form accessible for a young audience.