Jody Sheinbaum

Biography

Soprano Jody Sheinbaum’s operatic appearances and her performances in recital and with orchestras across the country consistently receive high praise. She ranks “up there with the stars” (Classical Voice), and with her “silky voice” (The New Music Connoisseur), “rich, velvet, and so perfectly balanced...[she] embodies the mastery of a true artist” (Composer Jonathan Dawe).


Ms. Sheinbaum has appeared with New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater, Center City Opera Theater, American Opera Projects, Center for Contemporary Opera, Encompass New Opera Theater, Théâtre d’Evreaux, Théâtre du Moulin d’Andé, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and the Bard Music Festival. Notable roles include Susanna, Despina, Zerlina, Pamina, Adina, Sophie and Musetta. Contemporary roles include Beth in Little Women, Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Monica in The Medium, Sybil in Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Young Alyce in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied.


Title role in The Ballad of Baby Doe

Tel Aviv, Israel

“Her voice is rich, velvet, and so perfectly balanced... Sheinbaum embodies the mastery of a true artist.”

Her orchestral appearances include singing Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center (Christopher Hogwood, conductor), Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Louisiana Philharmonic, and Romberg with Skitch Henderson and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.


Ms. Sheinbaum’s recital repertoire includes a wide variety of song literature ranging from European dialects to contemporary American songs. She has given recitals in the United States, France and Japan, and has a unique interest and specialty in performing Japanese art song. She also has a strong interest in Jewish liturgical music and has served as a guest cantor at The Brotherhood Synagogue in Gramercy Park, New York, where she has led numerous High Holiday services. Ms. Sheinbaum has performed premieres of song cycles, including Russell Platt’s “From Noon to Starry Night: A Walt Whitman Cantata” (her recording with The Mirror Visions Ensemble is available on Albany Records), and Tom Cipullo’s “How to Get Heat Without Fire.”  She appeared repeatedly as featured recital soloist with Crossroads Arts Council, twice performing for their annual “Viennese Evening” concert. She has also performed for a number of benefits honoring contemporary composers, including a performance of John Kander’s “A Letter from Sullivan Ballou” at a gala in the composer’s honor. She sang the song in lieu of Renee Fleming, for whom the song was written, and received high praise.


Ms. Sheinbaum has been the recipient of many awards, including a Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Anna Case Mackay Memorial Award from the Santa Fe Opera, finalist in the Marie Kraja International Singing Competition, and a Liederkranz Foundation Award for voice. Ms. Sheinbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her Master’s degree from the Mannes College of Music.