J'Nai Bridges

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022 at 3:00PM

VENUE Matthews Theater


American mezzo-soprano JNai Bridges, known for her plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times), has been heralded as a rising star” (Los Angeles Times), gracing the worlds top opera and concert stages. 


While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of Ms. Bridges’s engagements in the title role of Carmen at The Metropolitan Opera and Canadian Opera Company, she has emerged at this unique moment as a leading figure in classical musics shift toward conversations of inclusion and racial justice in the performing arts. Bridges led a highly successful panel on race and inequality in opera with the Los Angeles Opera that drew international acclaim for being a “conversation of striking scope and candor” (The New York Times). Bridges also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel for two episodes of the digital SOUND/STAGE series. Other upcoming highlights of Bridges’s 20-21 season include Donizetti’s Queens in Concert at Dutch National Opera. 

She will be joined at this performance by pianist Howard Watkins.

J'NAI BRIDGES, mezzo-soprano
 Program McCarter Theatre Center, April 10th 2022

Ravel: Scheherazade

Songs by Brahms and Schubert

Songs by Black composers including Carlos Simon, Shawn Okpebholo and
Cantata by John Carter (1932-81)



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In Song: J'Nai Bridges

J’Nai Bridges: I Put a Spell on You