Maria Jette has appeared with many US orchestras including the Los Angeles and Saint Paul chamber orchestras; New York Chamber Symphony; the Houston, Austin, Santa Rosa and Buffalo symphonies and Minnesota Orchestra. She has also performed with the Handel Choir of Baltimore, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Vocalessence and with the Portland and Lyra Baroque orchestras. She has been a regular guest at the Oregon Bach, Victoria Bach and San Luis Obispo Mozart festivals, the Oregon Festival of American Music and on Public Radio International’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Her 45+ operatic roles range from Monteverdi’s Poppea and Handel’s Cleopatra to Mozart’s Pamina, Susanna and Fiordiligi. With the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, she created the Karen Olson character in the May 2002 premiere of Garrison Keillor’s operatic excursion Mr. and Mrs. Olson. She has performed her own production of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs & Ham for more than 35,000 kids around the USA.
Recent highlights include Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with the Acadiana Symphony in Lafayette, Louisiana; Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Charlotte Symphony; Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at Sacramento Opera; programs of Latin American and French chamber music with The Bakken Trio in St. Paul; Telemann’s rarely-performed cantata, Ino, with Jacques Ogg and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra in St. Paul; and an all-Grieg recital with Sonja Thompson at The Shedd in Eugene, Oregon. In summer 2008, she performed Sopranorama VII! at the Southern Theater, a new take on Bach with Garrison Keillor at the Oregon Bach Festival, American popular song of the Depression era at the Oregon Festival of American Music, and Alexander Platt’s chamber arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the Woodstock’s Maverick Concerts, among others.http://www.mariajette.com/mj/Home.html